proportionable love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being proportioned or made proportional; also, being in due proportion; having a due comparative relation; proportional; corresponding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Capable of being proportioned, or made proportional; also, proportional; proportionate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Capable of being proportioned, or made proportional.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective proportionate


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  • Creator has designed that we should be united by the bond of sympathy, he has strengthened that bond by a proportionable delight; and there most where our sympathy is most wanted, — in the distresses of others.

    On the Sublime and Beautiful

  • But those towers, are not to be of the height of the front, but rather proportionable to the lower building.

    The Essays

  • Who is there that has not felt in desire what the wise man says of hope, (which is not much different from it), that it being “deferred makes the heart sick”; and that still proportionable to the greatness of the desire, which sometimes raises the uneasiness to that pitch, that it makes people cry out, “Give me children.” give me the thing desired, “or I die.”

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • In the foregoing instances some of the causes have been shown of wrong assent, and how it comes to pass that probable doctrines are not always received with an assent proportionable to the reasons which are to be had for their probability: but hitherto we have considered only such probabilities whose proofs do exist, but do not appear to him who embraces the error.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • Worthless things receive a value when they are made the offerings of respect, esteem, and gratitude: these you have given me so mighty and peculiar reasons to have, in the highest degree, for your lordship, that if they can add a price to what they go along with, proportionable to their own greatness, I can with confidence brag, I here make your lordship the richest present you ever received.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • And we accordingly find that each of these forms of government, by varying the utility of those customs, has commonly a proportionable effect on the sentiments of mankind.

    An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals

  • St. Cleeve a space proportionable to that occupied by his year with

    Two on a Tower

  • Here then are the faint rudiments, at least, or outlines, of a general distinction between actions; and in proportion as the humanity of the person is supposed to increase, his connexion with those who are injured or benefited, and his lively conception of their misery or happiness; his consequent censure or approbation acquires proportionable vigour.

    An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals

  • A moral distinction, therefore, immediately arises; a general sentiment of blame and approbation; a tendency, however faint, to the objects of the one, and a proportionable aversion to those of the other.

    An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals

  • These sentences have, I hear, given offence in my native town, and a proportionable pleasure to our rivals of Glasgow.

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes


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