Multiple local and state agencies are implicated in an oversight failure that is epic in proportions!
The idea that we own an automobile company today is staggering in its proportions.
Whatever the true figure, it was a massacre of twentieth-century proportions.
The interview ends in a dance party giggle-fit of “Tickle Me Elmo” proportions.
I do realize this response makes me seem two-thirds boring and one-third yuppie, proportions that are, alas, accurate.
But it is hardly grandiose enough in its proportions to be very well adapted to the talent of Miss Cushman.
Aspasia said wisely, that the spirit of beauty flows in, only where the proportions are harmonious.
But it is most of all interesting for the nobility of its proportions and the simplicity of its architecture.
Give the proportions of fat and flour that may be used for pastry.
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.