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  • n. Plural form of figure.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of figure.
  • v. It figures.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj.


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  • And if the Reader objects again that these are all _figures of speech, _ I shall answer that _Empathy_ is what explains why we employ figures of speech at all, and occasionally employ them, as in the case of this rising mountain, when we know perfectly well that the figure we have chosen expresses the exact reverse of the objective truth.

    The Beautiful An Introduction to Psychological Aesthetics

  • To figures of diction has been given the name of _figures of intuition_, because they present

    Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism

  • a sensible image to the mind; to figures of thought has been given the name of _figures of emphasis_, because they emphasize the thought.

    Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism

  • One benefit of experience, Mike Timlin figures, is realizing that nothing is truly as it seems. - Red Sox's Timlin better with age

  • The name figures prominently in the history of genetics, owing to its association with laboratory studies of inheritance.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • His name figures on the U.N's Iran sanctions list as someone "involved in nuclear or ballistic missile activities."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The shoot-out is incredibly brief and features Grigsby stupidly standing in an open field and opening fire on a bunch of similarly stupid thugs and then, well, I won't spoil it for you, but let's just say the title figures heavily into the anticlimactic blue balls ending.

    DVD Verdict

  • The race for the title figures to be close once again, as six of the past eight championships have been decided by less than 10 strokes.

    Creighton Headline News

  • Your accounting for the figures is as speculative as me saying that I have a relative who has been out of work for a year and next week he has his first actual job interview, so that means job growth is happening.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: February 5, 2010

  • Tickets and accumulated fines running into four figures is a situation most people do manage to avoid.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Judge Scofflaw


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