sense of proportion

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Curiously enough, her sense of proportion rejected this as soon as it was done.
It is rather an alteration of perspective, a shifting of our sense of proportion, a vivid realization that we are insignificant and evanescent creatures, existing on sufferance and at the mercy of the first chill wind from the unknown.
Such a fortune was a stake, and was not to be sown on bar-room floors, literally sown, flung broadcast out of the moosehide sacks by drunken millionaires who had lost all sense of proportion.
Some facts should be suppressed, or at least a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.
Now, he felt himself clutching, almost frantically, at the hard sense of proportion that never before had so much as threatened to desert him.
I have no sense of proportion, I know; my words and gestures do not express my ideas--they are a humiliation and abasement of the ideas, and therefore, I have no right--and I am too sensitive.
The pretext that wouldn't have been too silly or too compromising, the explanation that would have saved his dignity and kept his name, in such a case, out of the papers, was not definite to him: he was so occupied with the thought of recording his Discretion - as an effect of the vow he had just uttered to his intimate adversary - that the importance of this loomed large and something had overtaken all ironically his sense of proportion.
His sense of proportions was altered, his financial triumphs were no longer omnipotent.
Headteacher at Grindon Hall, Chris Gray, who recently made an official complaint to Ofsted about the "hostile" questioning of pupils, said the report lacks any sense of proportion.
We need to restore a sense of proportion and justice in how we are treated and paid, and value our precious public services.
Ed Miliband's had a tough time of late but let's keep a sense of proportion.
It is not in my view necessary for any of us to make unpleasant or caustic personal remarks about our Royals but rather to state that there should be a much greater sense of proportion rather than what has been a media circus with wall-to-wall coverage, even in the hours before the baby was born.