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Writer Anais Nin observed that life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courageBecause we have a home-based business, we can deduct a proportion of our rent as an expense when we do our income tax.

Writer Anais Nin observed that life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

A large proportion of the bears in that region will have to be relocated to another area due to the building going on there.

Women naturally have proportionally more fat in their bodies than men.

The proportion of women in the teaching profession is traditionally much higher than that of men.

Length of cooking time for salmon is proportional to the thickness of the fish.

Proportional to their size, cats have the largest eyes of all mammals.

The hummingbird's tiny brain, 4.2 percent of its body weight, is proportionately the largest in the bird kingdom.

Studies show that men in our society command a disproportionate share of power, prestige, and resources.

Earth's atmosphere is, proportionately, thinner than the skin of an apple.

The animal with the largest brain in proportion to its size is the ant.

I read somewhere that poor neighborhoods have a disproportionately high number of billboards selling tobacco and hard liquor products.

Studies show that the world's teenagers consume a disproportionate share of their families' income.

The distance required to stop a car is directly proportional to the square of the speed of the car.

As of 2001, the developed country which gave the lowest proportion of its GNP in international aid was the United States.

Tom Hopkins once said. I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed; and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail, and keep on trying.

Politicians in South Africa are elected by proportional representation.

The Spanish conquest of the Aztecs in 1521 caused a human and ecological disaster of epic proportions.

The size of his feet are somewhat disproportionate to the rest of his body. He looks like a puppy that needs to grow into its paws.

Australia's small population is quite disproportionate to its great land mass.

The chants of the Roman Church were the source and inspiration of a large proportion of Western music up to the 1700s.

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