Definition of 'figure'
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So many of the classical rhetorical figures are just forms of repetition. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The buyout firm is holding out for a bid slightly above that figure. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Meanwhile, one grime figure after another joined him on stage. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She won't be pulling her hair out when she sees the sales figures. The Sun (2016)Previous studies have put the figure closer to 50 per cent or below. Computing (2010)The figure was below expectations of a 0.3 per cent improvement. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In part, the figures can be explained by a particularly poor vintage that was shunned by experts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A small grainy figure appears to the right of the screen and walks towards the car. Times, Sunday Times (2016) New figures show that more than 6,000 recalled criminals got fixed-term detention last year. The Sun (2016)Here, a number of leading figures look back on London and cross their fingers for the next two weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She cut a colourful figure by pairing the fringed white bikini top with maroon bottoms. The Sun (2013)The pope figured in any number of revolutionary caricatures. Earthly Powers: Religion and Politics in Europe from the Enlightenment to the Great War (2005)The official listening figures appear to tell a much gloomier story. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The show is in blistering form and viewing figures are on the up. The Sun (2010)These figures are for people in work. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The proposed figure is far below the numbers needed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Or that no one has figured out yet. Christianity Today (2000)They also urged lenders to provide clearer figures on the amount they lend. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But viewing figures are only part of judging the size of a story. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is something the airlines figured out long ago. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You will see two figures for the quote currency. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She said she would rather a mother figure or female looking after her. The Sun (2012)You want me to put a figure on it? Times, Sunday Times (2009)The above figures simply do not add up. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He was replaced by an anonymous figure with a number and a surname. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)The figures appear to back him up. Times, Sunday Times (2007)My fancy has been running better than recent form figures imply. The Sun (2006)Both monarchs aspired to be father figures to their people in a dark age. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There are far too many uncertainties to put a figure on the amount of land available. Urbanization in Post-Apartheid South Africa (1990)Tories voiced outrage that Government figures had been talking about joining the euro. The Sun (2008)They hoped to cut the figure by 100,000 a year. The Sun (2011) Government figures show burglaries increased by 14 per cent last year. The Sun (2012)But official figures show one in five households has more than that in property, savings and belongings. The Sun (2009)As the figures below from our exclusive poll show, less than a quarter would vote to stay in. The Sun (2015) New figures show two in five people in some areas don't speak English as their main language. The Sun (2013)
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