unproportioned love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not proportioned; not suitable.

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  • adjective Not proportioned.


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un- +‎ proportioned


  • "unproportioned" -- not worthy or fitting the occasion.

    Elson Grammar School Literature v4

  • Give thy thoughts no tongue, nor any unproportioned thought his act —

    A King of Infinite Space

  • The conclusion, then, which Mr Goodwin makes is apparently racked from the words by stretching them upon the unproportioned bed of other phrases and expressions, wholly heterogeneous to the design in this place intended.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • At last the story of Winnie Verloc stood out complete from the days of her childhood to the end, unproportioned as yet, with everything still on the first plan, as it were; but ready now to be dealt with.

    Notes on My Books

  • Suddenly it came over him that she must expect him to say more, to be passionate, to say that he loved her beyond all mortal things, and set her far above immortality itself, and such unproportioned phrases of the love-sick when the instant healing of response touches the fainting heart.


  • O'Regan were altogether unproportioned to anything that might be apprehended from the approach of the officers of justice, or, at least to those who came to execute the law.

    Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

  • The teaching school, an useful and virtuous occupation, even the teaching in a private family, was in every Catholic subjected to the same unproportioned punishment.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 02 (of 12)

  • At a deeper level, McChrystal flunked Hamlet 101, ignoring Polonius's counsel: "Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportioned thought his act."

    Christian Science Monitor | All Stories

  • Suppose by some rare alchemy the earth were all converted into gold, and the heavens into precious stones, yet these corruptible and material things come as far short of this ransom as a heap of dung is unproportioned to a mass of gold or heap of jewels.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • Again, take a view of spiritual things, holden out in the gospel, and there is as incongruous and unproportioned carriage of our hearts toward them.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning


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