01. Because we have a home-based business, we can deduct a [proportion] of our rent as an expense when we do our income tax.
02. Writer Anais Nin observed that life shrinks or expands in [proportion] to one's courage.
03. A large [proportion] of the bears in that region will have to be relocated to another area due to the building going on there.
04. Women naturally have [proportionally] more fat in their bodies than men.
05. The [proportion] of women in the teaching profession is traditionally much higher than that of men.
06. Length of cooking time for salmon is [proportional] to the thickness of the fish.
07. [Proportional] to their size, cats have the largest eyes of all mammals.
08. The hummingbird's tiny brain, 4.2 percent of its body weight, is [proportionately] the largest in the bird kingdom.
09. Studies show that men in our society command a [disproportionate] share of power, prestige, and resources.
10. Earth's atmosphere is, [proportionately], thinner than the skin of an apple.
11. The animal with the largest brain in [proportion] to its size is the ant.
12. I read somewhere that poor neighborhoods have a [disproportionately] high number of billboards selling tobacco and hard liquor products.
13. Studies show that the world's teenagers consume a [disproportionate] share of their families' income.
14. The distance required to stop a car is directly [proportional] to the square of the speed of the car.
15. As of 2001, the developed country which gave the lowest [proportion] of its GNP in international aid was the United States.
16. 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."
17. Politicians in South Africa are elected by [proportional] representation.
18. The Spanish conquest of the Aztecs in 1521 caused a human and ecological disaster of epic [proportions].
19. 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.
20. Australia's small population is quite [disproportionate] to its great land mass.
21. 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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