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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MEASURE

Exactly in the measure that he indulged this would his pride smart.

But let not any man think of carrying this measure by force.

No measure with which his name has since been connected has done him more credit.

The life of a nation is the fullness of the measure of its will to live.

By this measure all legal proceedings for the recovery of church rates were abolished.

Let us measure what we will do for others by what they will do for themselves.

The opposition spoke of the measure as a "Bradlaugh Relief Bill."

The policy of excluding the coasting trade from the measure he also condemned.

If I hurl my assegai at another, another hurls his assegai at me, and in a measure we are quits.

He did not believe Hines; yet he had to humor him, in a measure.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to deal out by measure," from Old French mesurer "measure; moderate, curb" (12c.), from Late Latin mensurare "to measure," from Latin mensura "a measuring, a measurement; thing to measure by," from mensus, past participle of metiri "to measure," from PIE *me- "to measure" (see meter (n.2)).

Replaced Old English cognate mæð "measure." Meaning "to ascertain spatial dimensions of" is mid-14c. To measure up "have the necessary abilities" is 1910, American English. Related: Measured; measuring.

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