How to use Out-of-proportion in a sentence
People with chronic anxiety realize that these mental symptoms are out of proportion with the situation but are unable to control their reactions.
The sound is out of proportion to the metal used, and is inferior to that of the Shan and Burmese gongs.
Maybe I'm blowing this all out of proportion.
The "free soilers," however, succeeded in sending to the thirty-first Congress two senators and fourteen representatives, who by their ability exercised an influence out of proportion to their number.
Business worries, however, interrupted him; it was found necessary to reconstruct the company owing to its having grown out of proportion with the existing division of profit and labour.Advertisement
There is a hardness about the younger Horace which might have been, but is not made, imposing, and Sabine's effect on the action is quite out of proportion to the space she occupies.
The length of her body was strikingly out of proportion to her short legs.
A very narrow room with a high ceiling looks out of proportion - maybe installing a false ceiling with recessed downlighters is the answer.
She also said "Everything I do is blown out of proportion.
Shots taken from overhead sometimes make your dog seem out of proportion.Advertisement
It's often the little things that blow a budget out of proportion during a renovation.
The degree of aggressiveness during each episode is grossly out of proportion to any stresses.
The degree of aggression expressed must be out of proportion to any provocation or other stressor prior to the incidents.
A few inches smaller or larger is acceptable, but the skirt will look out of proportion if it is too large or small for the tree.
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The objects can be made bigger or smaller, and manipulated to look out of proportion.
The animal appeared to be some sort of hairless canine, but as it briefly turned its head to the side to look behind, the snout appeared to be out of proportion for a dog or coyote.
Family secrets get blown out of proportion and half-truths balloon into full-fledged rumors.
Favoured by its proximity to two great waterways and by its two ports, Nisaea on the Saronic and Pegae on the Corinthian Gulf, Megara took a prominent part in the commercial expansion of Greece from the 8th century onwards, and for two hundred years enjoyed prosperity out of proportion to the slight resources of its narrow territory.
A third difficulty is the comparatively small tonnage and volume of Italian exports relatively to the imports, the former in 1907 being about one-fourth of the latter, and greatl out of proportion to the relative value; while a fourth is the lac of facilities for handling goods, especially in the smaller ports.Advertisement
The new work largely centred round a discussion of the nature and origin of vessels, conspicuous features in young plant tissues which thus acquired an importance in the contemporary literature out of proportion to their real significance in the construction of the vascular plant.
They have exercised an influence over distant neighbours, especially in Fiji, quite out of proportion to their numbers.
Later, without taking into consideration the effective amounts in cash at the disposal of the vilayets, considerable sums were drawn upon them, by means of havales, out of proportion to their capacity.
To Neolithic man, still perhaps represented by some of the more light-coloured and more regularfeatured Polynesian groups, may therefore not unreasonably be attributed these astonishing remains, which assume so many different forms according to the nature of the locality, but seem generally so out of proportion with the present restricted areas on which they stand.
These two confederations have an interest quite out of proportion to the significance of the detailed events which form their history.Advertisement
Owing to the once prevalent desire of the adherents of one or another polity to find support in primitive precept or practice, the question has assumed a prominence out of proportion to its real importance, and the few and scattered references in early Christian writings have been made the basis for various elaborate theories.
From the point of view of public convenience, too large a space is fatiguing and makes it more difficult to see the animals, whilst the expenses of maintenance, drainage and supervision increase out of proportion to the advantages.
Larger pieces can be out of proportion to your size.
Fan anticipation wasn't the only thing that grew all out of proportion to the event - the media hype and the PR was ubiquitious.