The entirety or full extent of something. Thankfully, I didn't experience her anger in full measure, despite getting here so late.
Less than the full extent of something. Thankfully, I only experienced her anger in short measure, even though I got here quite late.
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full/short ˈmeasurethe whole of something or less of something than you expect or should have: We experienced the full measure of their hospitality. ♢ The concert only lasted an hour, so we felt we were getting short measure.
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