SCALE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of scale
Definition:
v. climb up or over; alter according to a standard; estimate or measure; remove in layers
Example:
We scale the model to be one tenth of actual size.
Sentence in Classic:
From another window open to the air came the sound of a piano, scale after scale rising into the treble.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
His softly padded feet played the melody while his fingers swept a scale of variations idly along the railings after each group of notes.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
This question was enough to take Levin back to all the details of his work on the estate, which was on a large scale, and complicated.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In all operations on a large scale on this and his other estates, he kept to the simplest methods involving no risk, and in trifling details he was careful and exacting to an extreme degree.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The country seat at Bald Hills had been rebuilt, though not on the same scale as under the old prince.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I was in the height of my fever when a man entered and whispered to the clerk, who presently slanted me off the scale, and pushed me over to him, as if I were weighed, bought, delivered, and paid for.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
But, at last I began, in a purblind groping way, to read, write, and cipher, on the very smallest scale.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Nevertheless, movements on a great scale have oftentimes been begun by the Tartars, and been at once withstood by the Hungarians and Poles, whose frequent boast it is, that but for them, Italy and the Church would more than once have felt the weight of the Tartar arms.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
I shall not remain alone with them; I shall try to scale the castle wall farther than I have yet attempted.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
The country in the neighbourhood of this village resembled, to a greater degree, the scenery of Switzerland; but everything is on a lower scale, and the green hills want the crown of distant white Alps which always attend on the piny mountains of my native country.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
I remembered his abject pleading, his abject threats, the colossal scale of his vile desires, the meanness, the torment, the tempestuous anguish of his soul.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context