de Giers was one of the few who gauged the situation accurately.
He couldn't tell the time in the windowless room, but he gauged it to be after midnight.
When gauged with water and made into a mortar it sets slowly, but ultimately becomes almost as strong as Portland cement.
But we have not really gauged their significance by saying that they are spurious.
For some years Natal had watched with anxiety the attitude of increasing hostility towards the British adopted by the Pretoria administration, and, with bitter remembrance of the events of 1881, gauged with accuracy the intentions of the Boers.