in proportion


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Related to in proportion: pull together, pertain to, fall short, in midst, proceed with, have in common, slink around, take notice of
See: pro rata
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Hence, the number of representatives in the two cases not being in proportion to that of the two constituents, and being proportionally greater in the small republic, it follows that, if the proportion of fit characters be not less in the large than in the small republic, the former will present a greater option, and consequently a greater probability of a fit choice.
But a wise ordinance of Nature has decreed that, in proportion as the working-classes increase in intelligence, knowledge, and all virtue, in that same proportion their acute angle (which makes them physically terrible) shall increase also and approximate to the comparatively harmless angle of the Equilateral Triangle.
In proportion therefore, as the repulsiveness of the work increases, the wage decreases.
In proportion to the defeat of the Austrian army Austria loses its rights, and the rights and the strength of France increase.
I had an entire set of silver dishes and plates, and other necessaries, which, in proportion to those of the queen, were not much bigger than what I have seen in a London toy-shop for the furniture of a baby-house: these my little nurse kept in her pocket in a silver box, and gave me at meals as I wanted them, always cleaning them herself.
As it distanced the earth, the terrestrial attraction diminished: but the lunar attraction rose in proportion.
While the Martians are immense, their bones are very large and they are muscled only in proportion to the gravitation which they must overcome.