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His ideal of womankind is gauged by the character of the woman he seeks.

"And gauged distance," the Captain said feebly from the cot in the corner.

He had gauged his way accurately, too, for a step or two brought him to the door.

I gauged our movement, and dropped an explosive powder bomb.

He had gauged the character of his most uncompromising and powerful enemy to a nicety.

But their importance can be gauged by what it costs our pride to put them right.

In reality the time she took was to be gauged by seconds rather than by minutes.

He gauged the measure of the desolation around by his words.

Ronald gauged the moment of his departure very cleverly, in my opinion.

Courage was the supreme test by which all males were gauged.

WORD ORIGIN

"ascertain by exact measurements," mid-15c., from Anglo-French gauge (mid-14c.), from Old North French gauger (Old French jauger), from gauge "gauging rod," perhaps from Frankish *galgo "rod, pole for measuring" or another Germanic source (cf. Old Norse gelgja "pole, perch," Old High German galgo; see gallows). Related: Gauged; gauging. The figurative use is from 1580s.

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