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Pronunciation: [kˈalɪbə] (IPA)

Calibre is a versatile word that can be used to describe a variety of characteristics, such as the quality or level of someone's abilities, the size or diameter of a bullet or firearm, or the standard or value of an item. There are several synonyms that can be used interchangeably with the term calibre, including grade, caliber, level, quality, standard, worth, value, magnitude, size, and dimension. These synonyms help to expand the use and meaning of the word calibre and allow for more precise and varied descriptions. It is important to choose the appropriate synonym based on the specific context and intended meaning.

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Usage examples for Calibre

The fact is, at the time of this story, fine women were cheap in England, and gentlemen of indifferent calibre were picking up bargains every day.
William McFee
But it must not be for one moment imagined, when I speak of Mr. Spokesly as being at that time a gentleman of indifferent calibre, that he was so regarded by himself or his world afloat or ashore.
William McFee
All his lines of approach were kept under continual fire by our guns of heavy calibre, and for miles around shells swept the points which marching men would have to pass, so that their way was hellish.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs

Famous quotes with Calibre

  • When I thought about the calibre of people in the room I realized we might just have a credible candidate for Mayor who will would finally enforce the laws of the city. It was almost too good to be true.
    Herbert Baker
  • Simple-minded beyond the experience of Wall Street or State Street, he resorted, like most men of the same intellectual calibre, to commonplaces when at a loss for expression: "Let us have peace!" or, "The best way to treat a bad law is to execute it"; or a score of such reversible sentences generally to be gauged by their sententiousness.
    Henry Adams
  • Oh, dear me, how unspeakably funny and owlishly idiotic and grotesque was that "plagiarism" farce! As if there was much of anything in any human utterance, oral or written, plagiarism! The kernel, the soul — let us go further and say the substance, the bulk, the actual and valuable material of human utterances — is plagiarism. For substantially all ideas are second-hand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources, and daily used by the garnerer with a pride and satisfaction born of the superstition that he originated them; whereas there is not a rag of originality about them anywhere except the little discoloration they get from his mental and moral calibre and his temperament, and which is revealed in characteristics of phrasing. When a great orator makes a great speech you are listening to ten centuries and ten thousand men — but we call it speech, and really some exceedingly small portion of it his. But not enough to signify. It is merely a Waterloo. It is Wellington's battle, in some degree, and we call it his; but there are others that contributed. It takes a thousand men to invent a telegraph, or a steam engine, or a phonograph, or a photograph, or a telephone or any other important thing—and the last man gets the credit and we forget the others. He added his little — that is all he did. These object lessons should us that ninety-nine parts of all things that proceed from the intellect are plagiarisms, pure and simple; and the lesson ought to make us modest. But nothing can do that.
    Mark Twain

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