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In proportion


  • Proportion of sails to steam in shipping
    Proportion of sails to steam in shipping
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • In proportion according as; to the degree that.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In proportion, if Jupiter were a basketball, then the sun would be the size of the Louisiana Super Dome
    • In proportion in the degree or measure, according
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  • Francis Bacon
    “There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.”
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    “Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “Farmers are respectable and interesting to me in proportion as they are poor.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. proportiopro, in comparison with, portio, portionis, part, share.


In literature:

I say union, for it appears to me that the soul in God is united with saints, the more so in proportion as they are conformable to Him.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
The white population will remain scanty in proportion to the area of the country.
"Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce
Nor was the loss of life large in proportion to population.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
In fact, the wide perusal of any report is in direct proportion to its brevity.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
In proportion to the numbers engaged, the battle of Stone River was one of the bloodiest in the war.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Cows in milk require more food in proportion to their size and weight than either oxen or young cattle.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
Every crime increases in magnitude in proportion as it affects the welfare and interest of the community.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Savages fond of it, in proportion to their degradation.
"The Young Man's Guide" by William A. Alcott
One contractor had been taxed, in proportion to his wealth and guilt, at the sum of twelve millions of livres.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Separately, or mixed in various proportions, the solar waves yield all the colours observed in nature and employed in art.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
His head, in proportion to his muzzle, is very large.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The beak is vertically thicker, and perhaps a little broader, in proportion to that of the rock-pigeon.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
The latter proportion occurs chiefly in the roots and tubers, but it is also abundant in all seeds and in the grasses.
"Elements of Agricultural Chemistry" by Thomas Anderson
The human mind increases its aptitude in proportion to the number of ways in which the body can be disposed.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
There are two considerations to bear uppermost in mind: Proportions affected by Color and Proportions affected by Design.
"Color Value" by C. R. Clifford
Each member of the body, too, is in proportion to the whole of which it is a part.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
In the following table these proportions are set forth.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
The cords with which the act of seizing is performed; they vary in size in proportion to the rope on which they are used.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
This enormous wealth is divided amongst the clergy in proportions grossly unequal.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
This is the ideal to which we Germans should strive to attain, and all the more so in proportion as we are threatened by superior numbers.
"Cavalry in Future Wars" by Frederick von Bernhardi

In poetry:

Proportion'd to my pains below,
O let my joys increase,
And mercy to my spirit flow
In healing streams of peace.
"In Sickness" by Augustus Montague Toplady
Let heav'n succeed our painful years,
Let sin and sorrow cease,
And in proportion to our tears
So make our joys increase.
"Psalm 90 part 3" by Isaac Watts
THINK of the Soul;
I swear to you that body of yours gives proportions to your Soul
somehow to live in other spheres;
I do not know how, but I know it is so.
"Think Of The Soul" by Walt Whitman
So unto Venus' Oracle in turn
I leaned the Secret of my Love to learn.
The Answering Riddle came: "She loves you, yes,
In just Proportion to the Sum you Earn."
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
Erect as a cedar, yet such in proportion
As painters have pencil'd the mother of Love;
The stag when he bounds not so graceful in motion,
In sweetness of aspect all painting above.
"Le Vrai Seul Est Aimable" by Charlotte Dacre
A lily of a day
is fairer in May,
although it fall and die that night-
It was the plant and flower of Light.
In small proportions we just beauties see:
and in short measures life may perfect be.
"The Noble Nature" by Ben Jonson

In news:

Obesity reaching "epidemic proportions" in children.
The New York comptroller says the state is spending about $12 billion a year to deal with obesity, which is reaching "epidemic proportions" in children, affecting nearly one-third of them.
What proportion of Medicare beneficiaries use at least 1 medical service in a year.
Many recent letters to the editor here at the times have been politically charged and are clearly in proportion to the upcoming election.
Neil Young, Foo Fighters headlining concert 'of epic proportions' in Central Park.
A New Jersey school superintendent says there's no policy against hugging in the district, and says the issue of middle schoolers being told by their principal not to hug each other anymore is being blown out of proportion.
Connecticut in some ways resembles Michigan, a high-wage industrial state with about the same proportion of union membership as of 2011.
Then you won't be so vulnerable to intimidation by apparent "tigers" that are in fact manageable, blown out of proportion, or made of paper-mache.
The Center found that in 2011, just more than 3% of the 3,400 books reviewed were written by or about Latinos, a proportion that has not changed much in a decade.
As women go through their middle years, their proportion of fat to body weight tends to increase, more than it does in men.
To perform predictions, ALSCG applied Cox Proportional Hazard Models -- a class of survival models in statistics -- to a set of oncology drugs in the US.
The tradition-rich Yankees meeting the historically irrelevant Rangers was billed as a mismatch of epic proportions in the Big Apple.
Texas has 152 delegates at stake and they are awarded in proportion to the statewide vote.
We've all heard of how obesity and Type-2 diabetes are affecting younger Americans in epidemic proportions.
Obesity in children reaching "epidemic proportions," costing NY $12 billion annually.

In science:

Fourier components stretch in proportion to ac (we use the word “wavelength” even though (1) does not describe a wave).
A simple model of the hierarchical formation of galaxies
It can be shown, with some effort, the terms proportional to δQℓm in Eq. (2.171) and proportional to ℓδΩ in Eq. (2.173) do not contribute to the surface integral we are attempting to evaluate.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
From %(Si (x), B (x), ǫi, δi ), we know the proportion of models in which Si (a) is true, and thus the proportion of models satisfying this extension, given E, is at most δi, a small ratio.
Evaluating Defaults
The 0 − 1 law [4,6,16] is supposed to be valid: for α < αc all random systems (with probability one when N goes to infinity) are satisfiable and their entropy is proportional to N with a constant of proportionality that does not depend on the problem.
On the probabilistic approach to the random satisfiability problem
The displacement current is in proportion to the momentum.
Certain conclusions of Gordon decomposition
This means that each node will endeavor to keep its in-degree proportional to its free resources or inversely proportional to its load.
Balanced Overlay Networks (BON): Decentralized Load Balancing via Self-Organized Random Networks
It is clearly seen that for t ≥ 50¯h/V the second moment increases in proportion to t, which means that the system is in the diffusive regime.
Magnetotransport in inhomogeneous magnetic fields
As in the commutative space case -, the bound has a topological component, proportional to the B flux and a geometrical part, proportional to the area of the torus.
Bogomolny equations for vortices in the noncommutative torus
Iepr is linearly proportional to the temperature within the range 100÷300 K. In this range the intensity proportionally decreases nearly 2 times at cooling. Although, the amplitude of EPR signal clearly reveals the transition (see Fig.
Paramagnetism of layered organic conductors (BEDO-TTF)_2ReO_4*H_2O and (BEDT-TTF)_xDy(NO_3)_z: analysis of phase transition at 200 K
We need only count multiplications which are more costly than additions and in proportional number.
A multivariate interlace polynomial
For example, in three dimensions, for an ideal chain, the probability of two distant sites to be adjacent is proportional to r−3/2 where r is the distance of the two segments, while for a polymer chain in a good solvent, this probability is proportional to r−1.97 .
Diffusion Processes on Small-World Networks with Distance-Dependent Random-Links
Therefore, if we increase L while keeping g 2 ¯µa fixed at 0.17, the nucleus size or the infrared cutoff RA grows up in proportion to L.
Randomness in infinitesimal extent in the McLerran-Venugopalan model
Mimicking the idea employed with success for disordered systems [13, 14, 7], their relative proportions, or the relative proportions of the corresponding terms in Eq. (4.11), could be used to define dynamical temperatures that would, in general, depend also on the observables involved.
Fluctuation relations in simple examples of non-equilibrium steady states
Behind the front the temperatures are so high (>∼ 105 K) that electron collisions determine the ionization state of the gas: now we have a mixture of O6+, O7+, and O8+ in proportions ruled by the electron temperature.
The evolution of planetary nebulae. V. The diffuse X-ray emission
In entropic sampling, instead of sampling microstates with probability proportional to e−βE, we sample microstates with probability proportional to [G(E )]−1, where G(E ) is the DOS, thus producing a flat energy histogram.
Quenched bond randomness in marginal and non-marginal Ising spin models in 2D