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 Meanings and Examples of SCALE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
scale
 n.  a balance or any of various other instruments or devices for weighing
 v.  weigh
Classic Sentence: (79 in 6 pages)
1  To-night the pressure of accumulated misgivings sent the scale drooping toward despair, and her indifference was the more chilling after the flush of joy into which she had plunged him by dismissing Denis Eady.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In II
2  After all, he had only done what Frank had done on a small scale.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
3  But perhaps you will make enough money to get into bribery on a large scale some day.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
4  Farmers coming in with sled-loads of wheat complained that Champ could not read the scale, that he seemed always to be watching some one back in the darkness of the bins.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
5  Of the Right Whale, the best outline pictures are in Scoresby; but they are drawn on too small a scale to convey a desirable impression.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 56. Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales, and...
6  It might get noised about that the Pontelliers had met with reverses, and were forced to conduct their menage on a humbler scale than heretofore.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXII
7  There was with her a feeling of having descended in the social scale, with a corresponding sense of having risen in the spiritual.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXII
8  Then Jokubas pointed out the place where the cattle were driven to be weighed, upon a great scale that would weigh a hundred thousand pounds at once and record it automatically.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 3
9  And every week the managers of it got together and compared notes, and there was one scale for all the workers in the yards and one standard of efficiency.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 11
10  The old scale had dealt with the wages of the skilled men only; and of the members of the Meat Workers' Union about two-thirds were unskilled men.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 26
11  But everything depends on what scale you look at things.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
12  Now, on the small scale, the 'arth is level; but on the large scale it is round.'
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
13  There were horses and men, cattle and women, pigs and children, all holding the same rank in the scale of being, and were all subjected to the same narrow examination.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
14  The young woman was tall, with a figure of perfect elegance on a large scale.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
15  Between thee and me, the scale hangs fairly balanced.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IV. THE INTERVIEW
Example Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
16  The scale on the surface of the kettle has sloughed off.
17  Some teenagers are just a nuisance, but at the other end of the scale there are kids who pose a real threat.
18  According to new research rapid and large scale loss of natural habitats has already affected biodiversity in the area and urgent conservation efforts are now needed.
19  Now the Gates Foundation hopes that its funding will help co-ordinate large scale collaborative projects that can crack the major scientific problems.
20  The volume of unconventional gas isn't significant on a U. K. wide scale, supplying enough electricity for only 1,200 homes, but the potential is there, analysts say.
21  We scale the model to be one tenth of actual size.
22  The Richter scale is a measurement of seismic disturbances.
23  Tiny and delicate, the model was built on a lilliputian scale.
24  Write a report that investigates the impact of the heat island on urban climatic conditions and the potential for larger scale or even global impacts.
25  Plate tectonics is a theory of geology that has been developed to explain the observed evidence for large scale motions of the Earth's lithosphere.
26  This was intended to be mass murder on an unimaginable scale.
27  The same principles of deception and misdirection, albeit on a much smaller scale, are now starting to be used by some organisations to thwart malicious hackers keen to establish a bridgehead on internal networks.
28  The scale of the challenge facing Defra was already enormous but this turns it into a Herculean task,” said Anna Heslop, a lawyer for the green law firm ClientEarth.
29  It is too premature to make any detailed assessment on the situation of the Corinthians Arena as we are still awaiting the technical report to be able to evaluate the scale of the damage.
30  Salary scales vary between states/from state to state/according to state/with each state.