One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- archaic term for proportional
- ‘In concluding their report, the consultants stated the inescapable reality was that, for the foreseeable future, car travel will continue to grow in both absolute and proportionable terms.’
- ‘If a gentleman cuts canals and erects terraces in his garden, their intrinsic value will be proportionable to the land and labor; but the price in reality will not always follow this proportion.’
- ‘Credit fell to the ground, mutual confidence entirely ceased, and the fall of the price of raw produce, as it was chiefly occasioned by a rise in the value of money, was accompanied by a proportionable increase of rent.’
- ‘A worm of proportionable enormity had bored a hole in the shell.’
- ‘The division of labour, however, so far as it can be introduced, occasions, in every art, a proportionable increase of the productive powers of labour.’
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