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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section III. Quantity
1. Simple Quantity
Relative
 
26. [Relative Quantity.] Degree.
 
  
NOUN:DEGREE, grade, step, extent, measure, amount, ratio, stint or stent, standard, height, pitch; reach, amplitude, range, scope, caliber; gradation, shade; tenor, compass; sphere, station, rank, standing; rate, way, sort.
  POINT, mark, stage (term) [See Term]; interval, line [music], space [music]; intensity, strength (greatness) [See Greatness].
  
VERB:GRADUATE, calibrate, measure; rectify.
  
ADJECTIVE:COMPARATIVE; gradual, gradational, gradatory [rare], shading off; within the bounds (limit) [See Limit].
  
ADVERB:BY DEGREES, gradually, inasmuch, pro tanto [L.]; however, howsoever; step by step, bit by bit, little by little, inch by inch, drop by drop; by inches, by slow degrees, by little and little; in some degree, in some measure; to some extent; di grado in grado [It.].
  
QUOTATION:The rank is but the guinea’s stamp.—Burns

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