These proportions are advantageous in sports in which strength rather than speed is at a premium.
The idea that we own an automobile company today is staggering in its proportions.
This is not to suggest that Romney should aspire to megalomania of Newtonian proportions.
Whatever the true figure, it was a massacre of twentieth-century proportions.
Note, Faircloth says “characters' proportions,” not just the female ones.
But it is hardly grandiose enough in its proportions to be very well adapted to the talent of Miss Cushman.
His intentions and the proportions of his generosity transpired.
But it is most of all interesting for the nobility of its proportions and the simplicity of its architecture.
The amount of sand was again increased so that the proportions were 1-3.
The flying buttresses are especially graceful and the great dome is majestic in its proportions.
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.