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proper value

noun, Mathematics.
Origin of proper value
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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  • She had known the man, had taken the situation at its proper value.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • "The Council will take that at its proper value," announced the commandant.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • This assurance of perfection the Dean no doubt took at its proper value.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope
  • I had thought I was estimating at its proper value what he was teaching.

    The Deluge David Graham Phillips
  • In England water is to be had too easily to be estimated at its proper value.

    Romantic Spain John Augustus O'Shea
  • It don't look to me as if she put a proper value on him, miss.

    Second String Anthony Hope
  • But his criticism in other fields has hardly been appreciated at its proper value.

    Matthew Arnold G. W. E. Russell
  • I saw that, and set down the anxiety he expressed that I should write to him at its proper value.

    Armadale Wilkie Collins
  • The Duke of Alva, proud soldier that he was, did not estimate the strength of the Lowlanders at its proper value.

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