the relation between quantities whose ratio remains constant, when A changes then B changes by the same factor; also called direct ratio
Idiocies multiply in direct proportion to the accumulating legal rigidities.
Television screens seem to grow bigger in direct proportion to the declining numbers of books in homes.
PTSD is like radiation, the risk increasing in direct proportion to exposure.
The amount of leakage is, therefore, in direct proportion to the number of fixtures.
Virtue increases in direct proportion with its ability to distinguish evil.
In fact, the wide perusal of any report is in direct proportion to its brevity.
Which a gent gets sentimental in direct proportion as you shoot him up.
The purchasing power of money is in direct proportion to the volume of money existing.
Austerity of doctrine bears a direct proportion to strength of instinct.
It was as though her soul had shriveled in direct proportion to her salary's expansion.