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stature

 [stach´ur]
the height or tallness of a person standing.

stat·ure

(statch'yūr),
The height of a person.
[L. statura, fr. statuo, pp. statutus, to cause to stand]

stature

/sta·ture/ (stach´ur) the height or tallness of a person standing.stat´ural

stat·ure

(stach'ŭr)
The height of a person.
[L. statura, fr. statuo, pp. statutus, to cause to stand]

stature

the height of an animal in the standing position.
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He carelessly lifted his club, and balanced it in his hand, measuring Antaeus with his eye, from head to foot, not as if wonder-smitten at his stature, but as if he had seen a great many Giants before, and this was by no means the biggest of them.
There was a grim smile upon his cruel, hard face, as he, the greatest Jeddak of them all, turned to obey the dictates of a creature of another world--of a man whose stature was less than half his own.
Santos looked of uncanny stature in the low yellow light, from my pillow close to the earth.
Amazed at the sight, he descended into the opening, where, among other marvels, he beheld a hollow brazen horse, having doors, at which he stooping and looking in saw a dead body of stature, as appeared to him, more than human, and having nothing on but a gold ring; this he took from the finger of the dead and reascended.
On the miserable bed lay a gray-headed old man of gigantic stature, with nothing on him but a ragged shirt and a pair of patched, filthy trousers.
Aside from having described him as "smallish in stature," my husband seems to have taken Alan Breck's personal appearance, even to his clothing, from the book.
I was more agile than they and could subsist upon coarser diet; I bore the extremes of heat and cold with less injury to my frame; my stature far exceeded theirs.
Tell me," interrupted the old man, "is it a certain truth that buildings are still standing in that land of Pharaoh, which may be likened, in their stature, to the hills of the 'arth?
There is no stature, no beauty, no proportions, nor any colours in which man himself can well be fashioned, that is not already done to his hands.
This figure unlocked and held open the grating as for the passage of another, who presently appeared, in the form of a young man of small stature and uncommon self-importance, dressed in an obsolete and very gaudy fashion.
The helmet provides stature, height, authority and protection," said Brian Mackenzie, president of the Police Superintendents Association, which urged police forces across England and Wales not to follow Manchester's lead.
EnQuest will implement Dyadem's Stature Workgroup platform to create a harmonized system for risk assessment, monitoring, and mitigation across its Aberdeen facilities.