The loss sustained by the assailants was not proportioned to the apparent danger of the enterprise.
He could divorce her with a gift, proportioned to his means and her worth.
Any object may be proportioned out (literally, measured) in a similar way.
Its firmness was not proportioned to its bulk, but it was considerably flaccid.
If it is there, then it is proportioned to the volume of the output.
He was proportioned like an Apollo, and, on this account, appeared smaller than he actually was.
The ingredients should be so proportioned, that no one flavour predominates.
The commotion had produced fears among them, but not proportioned to the peril.
The splendor of his apparel was proportioned to his personal beauty.
The permanence of industry in any state must be proportioned to the certainty of its reward.
late 14c., "due relation of one part to another," also "size, extent; compartative relation in size, degree, number, etc.," from Old French proporcion "measure, proportion" (13c.), from Latin proportionem (nominative proportio) "comparative relation, analogy," from phrase pro portione "according to the relation" (of parts to each other), from pro "for" (see pro-) + ablative of *partio "division," related to pars (see part (n.)). Phrase out of proportion attested by 1670s.
My fortunes [are] as ill proportioned as your legs. [John Marston, "Antonio and Mellida," 1602]
"to adjust or regulate the proportions of," late 14c., from proportion (n.) and in part from Middle French proporcioner and directly from Medieval Latin proportionare. Related: Proportioned; proportioning.