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noun as in standard, rule

noun as in bill, law

noun as in beat, rhythm

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Example Sentences

By some measures, such as the number of people on job retention schemes, the US looks like it’s on a different planet.

From Quartz

The District of Columbia, home to only around 700,000 residents, actually leads the way by that measure.

From Fortune

It’s a measure of how likely it is that I would by accident find a difference as big as the one I found here.

Ukraine ranked first worldwide on Chainalysis’s Global Crypto Adoption Index, which includes measures of cryptocurrency value received, exchanged, and deposited.

From Fortune

It was vastly more expensive than had the City Council just placed a measure on the ballot.

Taraji manages to bring an equal measure of truth to the mother in her character.

But the inability to measure progress in the ISIS campaign is widespread.

With that, there is no means to consistently measure progress.

There would, then, likely be significant police resistance to this measure.

A petition has been delivered in Nevada that will put a similar measure to the one in Washington on the ballot in 2016.

Yet if there is a measure of untruth in such pretty flatteries, one needs to be superhuman in order to condemn them harshly.

(p. 054) At this period it appears that tobacco was used as money, and as the measure of price and value.

Not only have its fundamental principles been fully vindicated but in most details the working of the measure has been successful.

The alternate hexameter and pentameter are, for most purposes, a more agreeable measure than the hexameter by itself.

The early recognition of pictured objects, of which certain animals have a measure, is often strikingly discerning.


On this page you'll find 355 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to measure, such as: part, quota, allotment, allowance, amount, and amplification.

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