Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?
1. The most familiar example of proportional representation is cumulative voting, under which a shareholder has as many votes as he has shares of stock, multiplied by the number of vacancies on the board, all of which can be cast for one director.
proportional = having a due proportion, or comparative relation; being in suitable proportion or degree; as, the parts of an edifice are proportional.
proportional representation = representation of all parties in a legislature in proportion to their popular vote.
2. The order was executed as promptly as it would have been on board a man-of-war.
man-of-war = warship
3. "Let go -- and clue up!" At this last command all the sails were lowered, and the vessel moved almost imperceptibly onwards.
clue up = to give (someone) guiding information: “I hope they clue us up soon”; “Clue me in on what's happening.” ; “It's time someone clued us in on what's happening”
4. Many suspected war criminals are still at large.
at large = free, unconfined, especially not confined in prison, as in “To our distress, the housebreakers were still at large.”
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