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The island faces an environmental challenge of huge proportions.

To test out a doll he designed to have realistic human proportions, Nickolay Lamm went to a group of second-graders in Pittsburgh.

That corruption, says Stafford Smith, provided the opportunity for a “frame-up of epic proportions.”

In recent years, the problem has grown to epidemic proportions.

Note, Faircloth says “characters' proportions,” not just the female ones.

It was a decayed house of superb proportions, but of a fashion long passed away.

The latter-named proportions may in some measure account for "what becomes of the pins?"

He threw out his arms, as if trying to indicate the proportions of a great world or of an enormous ocean.

It not only brought about the instant beginnings of the siege, but its proportions were grossly exaggerated in the public eye.

Here Letty drew the coverlet from the face of the sleeping babe, and displayed his chubby proportions with maternal pride.


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On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to proportions, such as: amount, area, breadth, compass, depth, and diameter.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.