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Sentence count:248+17 Only show simple sentencesPosted:2016-07-19Updated:2016-12-13
Synonym: amountbalanceinterestmeasurepartpercentageportionratioshareSimilar words: in proportion toportionabortiontransportationproposeproposedsupportivereportingMeaning: [prə'pɔrʃn /-'pɔː-] n. 1. the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole 2. magnitude or extent 3. balance among the parts of something 4. harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design). v. 1. give pleasant proportions to 2. adjust in size relative to other things. 
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1. The proportion of women graduates has increased in recent years.
2. His short legs were not in proportion to his long body.
3. A large proportion of old people live alone.
4. The proportion of the population still speaking the dialect is very small.
5. A high proportion of crime in any country is perpetrated by young males in their teens and twenties.
6. His success bore no proportion to his abilities.
7. This door is narrow in proportion to its height.
8. The proportion of regular smokers increases with age.
9. The tension grew in inverse proportion to the distance from their final destination.
10. A large proportion of the students were sick last week.
11. The company has an unusually high proportion of young people at the top.
12. His success is in proportion to his effort.
13. A higher proportion of Americans go on to higher education than is the case in Britain.
14. Water covers a large proportion of the earth's surface.
15. The proportion of single parent families varies between different income groups.
16. A large proportion of the dolphins in that area will eventually die.
17. Children make up a large proportion of the world's population.
18. Women make up only a small proportion of the prison population.
19. A proportion of the land is used for agriculture.
20. A substantial proportion of the population speak a French-based patois.
21. The head is out of proportion with the body.
22. Weight increases in direct proportion to mass.
23. They have undertaken to underwrite a large proportion of the supermarket's deficits.
24. As people accumulate more wealth, they tend to spend a greater proportion of their incomes.
25. I like the general style of the building, but the chimneys are out of proportion—they're too big.sentencedict.com
26. The most striking feature of those statistics is the high proportion of suicides.
27. It's ridiculous - we have a tiny disagreement and you blow the whole thing out of proportion!
28. Sometimes, the everlasting and vows of eternal love is not in proportion.
29. The long vista is there for the seeing. The ground at your feet, the world about you----people, thoughts, emotions, pressures---are now fitted into the larger scene. Everything assumes a fairer proportion. And here is the beginning of wisdom.
30. Try to keep your view of the situation in proportion.
More similar words: in proportion toportionabortiontransportationproposeproposedsupportivereportingcorporationpromotionparticipationproductionprojectionprotectionprosecutiondrop offdrop outenvironmental protectionmetropolitanportproperlypropertyimportexportreportsupportportrayairportreport onsupporter
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