Displaying both brings a level of respect and admiration that many yearn to have.
One gauge the Arizona politicos will be watching is the level of public outcry.
It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars!
Prisoners even fill out questionnaires to rate the level of service.
I feel like I was a part of it, but not enough a part of it to satisfy me on some level.
The lecture platform of 1878 stood at as high a level as ever.
If the site is level, the next step is to change all that—first on paper.
You know that I'm absolutely on the level in my business dealings.
It consisted of about fifty wigwams, erected upon an eminence but slightly elevated above the level prairie.
How high up did you say we wuz here, young William, ten miles above the level o' the sea?
mid-14c., "tool to indicate a horizontal line," from Old French livel "a level" (13c.), ultimately from Latin libella "a balance, level," diminutive of libra "balance, scale, unit of weight," from PIE *lithra. Cognate Spanish nivel, Modern French niveau are from the same source but altered by dissimilation. Meaning "horizontality" is from c.1400. Meaning "position as marked by a horizontal line" is from 1530s. Phrase on the level "fair, honest" is from 1872; earlier it meant "moderate, without great ambition" (1790).
early 15c., from level (n.). To do one's level best is from 1851.
mid-15c., "to make level," from level (n.). From c.1600 as "to bring to a level;" 1958 as "to cease increasing." Meaning "to aim a gun" is late 15c. Slang sense of "tell the truth" is from 1920. To level up "to rise" is attested by 1863.
A word here as to the misconception labored under by our English neighbor; he evidently does not understand the American manner of doing things. We never level down in this country; we are always at work on the up grade. "Level up! Level up!" is the motto of the American people. [James E. Garretson, "Professional Education," in "The Dental Cosmos," Philadelphia, 1865]To level off "cease rising or falling" is from 1920, originally in aviation.
level lev·el (lěv'əl)
Relative position or rank on a graded scale, such as mental or emotional development.
A relative degree, as of intensity or concentration.
True: There's never a place for guys like me. That's level
To tell the truth; be honest and candid: Don't laugh. I'm leveling/It's on this level that they tell you that they are ''leveling'' with you (1920+)
on the level