Usage examples for measuring

  1. Again he surveyed the stranger with his measuring, critical look. – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  2. I was a clerk, but I copied plans and sometimes the boss took me out to help pull the measuring chain. – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  3. Did you waste the best years of your life in counting bricks and measuring mortar? – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  4. He offered her the medicine- measuring- glass left on the table. – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  5. He paused on seeing Rupert's simulation of pugilism, and looked at him critically, as it were measuring the young man's capacities in that arena. – Burning Sands by Arthur Weigall
  6. A rod held at right angles to the measuring rod, and parallel to the ground, will rarely give more than ten feet, the majority being under nine." – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent
  7. The measuring line showed one hundred and eleven and a half feet. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  8. What ground has Canada for measuring her strength with the nations of the world? – The Canadian Commonwealth by Agnes C. Laut
  9. 5. That in measuring flour, it should not be shaken down to level it. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management by Ministry of Education
  10. It delighted his admiring listeners to see him suddenly leap over the counter and rush out into the street to have a brush with a passing street- boy; also to see him calmly return to tie the string on a package or to finish measuring a piece of cloth. – Invisible Links by Selma Lagerlof
  11. He was watching her, studying her, measuring her, seeing her as she would have looked upon the screen. – Jean of the Lazy A by B. M. Bower
  12. Three of them are large and very stout, measuring about four inches. – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse
  13. To make a test like this we put a sensitive current- measuring instrument in the wire which leads from the positive terminal of the standard cell. – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
  14. Measuring his purse and his ambition, M. Wilkie discovered that he should never succeed in making both ends meet. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  15. The Greeks did not amuse themselves, we may be sure, with measuring the monuments they encountered on their march, even if Tissaphernes gave them time. – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  16. " Calm yourself, cavaliere," he said, haughtily, measuring from head to foot the plump little cavaliere, who stood before him literally panting with rage. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  17. Start making the first of these strands by measuring off on the bow a length eight inches beyond each end- that is, sixteen inches longer than your bow. – Hunting with the Bow and Arrow by Saxton Pope
  18. Find examples of this and show the need of a measuring instrument. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  19. God give us a pure passion of love that knows nothing of hesitation and grudging, and measuring, nothing of compromise! – Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael