More impressive still, unlike the rest of the Republican field, the former Pennsylvania senator has steadily grown in stature.
In more recent years, the House of Representatives has risen a bit in stature, but only a bit.
Since then, Miliband has grown in confidence and stature, and the Labour Party has continued to rise in the opinion polls.
c.1300, "height," from Old French stature, from Latin statura "height, size of body, size, growth," from stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand," with derivatives meaning "place or thing that is standing" (see stet). Figurative sense first recorded 1834.
stature stat·ure (stāch'ər)
The height of a person.