Usage examples for commensurate

  1. As Cousin E. E. says, people do expect something better than alpaca and calico of high genius- especially when the form is tall, and the figure commensurate to the genius. – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  2. In this matter the Syrian religions were especially original; for even if the Alexandrian mysteries offered man just as comforting prospects of immortality as the eschatology of their rivals, they were backward in building up a commensurate theology. – The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism by Franz Cumont
  3. And our most progressive centers are looking upon him as a specialist, an educational expert, and demanding in him an educational and a professional equipment commensurate with the larger, more difficult, and most important work. – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  4. No intellectual steam- engine has been put in motion to manufacture a review of unqualified approbation of the Work now submitted to the public eye- at an expense, commensurate with the ordinary means of purchase. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  5. Sorrow is a mighty force, and its fruit ought to be commensurate: we sow truly in tears, but the reaping in joy is, I believe, reserved for another state. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  6. The immense power thus provided is rendered more secure and certain than that of steam, because there exists no doubt whatever that a full supply of water commensurate with the power, can be had at all times and seasons. – The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 1 by William Finden
  7. Unless you give a government specific powers, commensurate with its objects, it is liable on occasions of public necessity to exercise powers which have not been granted. – The Critical Period of American History by John Fiske
  8. The nations will settle differences in accordance with the law that permits the more powerful to wield control commensurate with their geographical and intellectual importance. – Psycho-Phone Messages by Francis Grierson
  9. Wherever the individual operation demanding little force for its own performance is to be multiplied in almost endless repetition, commensurate power is required. – On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures by Charles Babbage
  10. These qualities and rules of conduct have characterized the Catholic missionaries in all ages, in all parts of the world, and in their dealings with every variety of the human race; and their success has everywhere been commensurate with the superiority, in a merely temporal point of view, of the system on which they acted. – Journal of an African Cruiser by Horatio Bridge
  11. The tower has a feeling of dignity and grandeur, commensurate with its scale and setting. – The Art of the Exposition by Eugen Neuhaus
  12. Experience testifies that all agreeable things do not appear beautiful, and that, among agreeable things, those which are most so are not the most beautiful,- a sure sign that the agreeable is not the beautiful; for if one is identical with the other, they should never be separated, but should always be commensurate with each other. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  13. The Canadian people are displaying an intellectual activity commensurate with the expansion of their territory and their accumulation of wealth. – Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 by John G. Bourinot
  14. If, as he confessed, the sight of a peacock's tail- feather made him sick, it was just because its elaborate beauty, to which no commensurate advantage can be supposed to attach, forbade the notion that his theory could account for it. – The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer by John Gerard
  15. From statements of prisoners, it appears that they have been greatly disappointed by the moral effect produced by their heavy guns, which, despite the actual losses inflicted, has not been at all commensurate with the colossal expenditure of ammunition which has really been wasted. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  16. The decrease of revenue arising from the situation of our commerce, and the extraordinary expenses which have and may become necessary, must be taken into view in making commensurate provisions for the ensuing year; and I recommend to your consideration the propriety of insuring a sufficiency of annual revenue at least to defray the ordinary expenses of Government, and to pay the interest on the public debt, including that on new loans which may be authorized. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  17. The examination of this legend may have been long and tedious, but the result is, I think, commensurate. – Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme
  18. Looked at in a large way, the returns from the mineral industry are commensurate with the effort put into discovery and development of mineral resources, even though the returns to lucky individuals have been excessive. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  19. What punishment has been inflicted, and what can be inflicted upon him, in any manner commensurate with the atrocity of his crimes? – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  20. All the way to Boston she had sat gazing out of the window at the blinding whiteness of the fields, incapable of rousing herself to the necessity of thought, to a degree of feeling commensurate with the situation. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009