proportionably

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From proportionable +‎ -ly.

Adverb[edit]

proportionably (comparative more proportionably, superlative most proportionably)

  1. In a proportionable manner; proportionately.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, I.40:
      Happy is that man that hath so proportionably directed his estate, as his riches may discharge and supply the same, without care or encombrance to himselfe [].
    • 1798, Thomas Malthus, An Essay on the Principle of Population, p.79:
      It may at first appear strange, but I believe it is true, that I cannot by means of money raise a poor man and enable him to live much better than he did before, without proportionably depressing others in the same class.