calibre

Part of speech: noun

The size of bore, as of a gun barrel; individual capacity or power.

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Usage examples "calibre":

  1. Yes, sir, I believe you're of about the intellectual calibre of that sort of thief. - "The Quality of Mercy", W. D. Howells.
  2. Warm friends and loving friends she had in troops, and women of Mrs. Turner's mental calibre were sources of infinite, though quiet, entertainment. - "Marion's Faith.", Charles King.
  3. He had once a tenor voice of moderate calibre which he was used to exert publicly in the days of Penny Readings. - "Wandering Heath", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.