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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.
References in classic literature ?
Santos looked of uncanny stature in the low yellow light, from my pillow close to the earth.
For the King was of his person and stature a man right manly strong.
Hence trees would be little likely to reach distant oceanic islands; and an herbaceous plant, though it would have no chance of successfully competing in stature with a fully developed tree, when established on an island and having to compete with herbaceous plants alone, might readily gain an advantage by growing taller and taller and overtopping the other plants.
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?
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.