Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 26 (Relative quantity)

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#26. [Relative quantity.] Degree. -- N. degree, grade, extent, measure, amount, ratio, stint, standard, height, pitch; reach, amplitude, range, scope, caliber; gradation, shade; tenor, compass; sphere, station, rank, standing; rate, way, sort.

point, mark, stage &c. (term) 71; intensity, strength &c. (greatness) 31.

Adj. comparative; gradual, shading off; within the bounds &c. (limit) 233.

Adv. by degrees, gradually, inasmuch, pro tanto[It]; however, howsoever; step by step, bit by bit, little by little, inch by inch, drop by drop; a little at a time, by inches, by slow degrees, by degrees, by little and little; in some degree, in some measure; to some extent; di grado in grado[Lat].