Meaning of FIGURE in English

FIGURE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a central figure (= an important person with a lot of influence )

During this time he was a central figure in American politics.

a controversial figure (= a person who does controversial things )

He is a controversial figure in politics.

a hate figure (= someone who is hated by a lot of people )

After the incident, he became a hate figure in the British press.

a key figure (= a key person )

She was a key figure in the election campaign.

a realistic figure/price

A more realistic figure for energy saving would be 20 percent.

a target figure

The government has set a target figure of 6.2%

an authority figure (= someone, such as a parent or teacher, who has the power to tell young people what they can do )

The teacher is an authority figure, like the parent.

approach/reach/go into etc double figures

The death toll is thought to have reached double figures.

attendance figures

Last year’s fair saw attendance figures of 32,000.

boyish figure

At 45, she still had a trim boyish figure .

collate information/results/data/figures

A computer system is used to collate information from across Britain.

colourful character/figure (= someone who is interesting and unusual )

comparable figures/data/results

comparable figures for the same period of time last year

crime figures/statistics

The new crime figures are not good.

double figures

King’s was the only other score in double figures.

export sales/figures (= the total number of products that are sold to other countries )

Export sales exceeded 50% of the company’s total turnover.

Hong Kong is a major trading power, with annual export figures rivalling those of Germany.

father figure

Ken was a father figure to all of us.

figure of eight

figure of speech

figure skating

forlorn figure

a forlorn figure sitting all by herself

full figure/face/breasts etc

clothes for the fuller figure

heroic figure

She portrayed him as a heroic figure .

in round figures (= expressed as the nearest 10, 100, 1,000 etc )

Altogether, in round figures, there are about three thousand students here.

lone figure

A lone figure was standing at the bus stop.

massaging...figures

Myers accused the government of deliberately massaging the unemployment figures .

prostrate body/figure/form

public figure (= famous person )

Although not a public figure , he was a man of great influence.

run into six figures (= be over £100,000 or $100,000 )

The final cost of the project will easily run into six figures .

sales figures

The company said its sales figures continued to show growth.

seasonally adjusted figures/rates/data etc (= ones that are changed according to what usually happens at a particular time of year )

shadowy figures

the shadowy figures who control international terrorist organizations

significant figure

single figures

Interest rates have stayed in single figures for over a year now.

slender figure

Laura’s tall, slender figure

stick figure

the exact amount/number/figure

I don’t know the exact amount, but it was a lot.

the inflation figures

April's inflation figures are likely to show a further fall.

trim figure

a trim figure

unemployment figures/statistics

They publish monthly unemployment figures for the UK.

up-to-date information/data/figures/news etc

They have access to up-to-date information through a computer database.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

central

Like the east, this gable is symmetrically composed round a central still figure , but the construction is otherwise extremely different.

A stele from Beaune museum shows him as the three-headed central figure of a triad of naked seated gods.

First, you should get it clear in your mind just what the private-eye who is the central figure is.

Ann Black, the central figure in State and Main, is, however, classic Mamet.

The King was a central figure in the ritual of the church.

In this long, hard pull, I was now cast as the central figure .

What about a central figure in the case, the plaintiff, David Irving?

He was too good at games for that, too central a figure among us to retreat into himself.

comparable

The comparable figure for white households was 45 percent, and for non-immigrant black households, 39 percent.

Because of changes in coverage, comparable figures are not available for 1981.

The comparable figure , it said, for optical fibres was nearly £2000.

The comparable United Kingdom figure for this period was 34 percent.

The closest comparable figure for Wirral is the annual prevalence rate for the 16-34-year-old age group: 12 per 1,000.

The comparable figure for expenditure in 1979-80 was £2.4 million.

The comparable figure in 1979 was 2,750.

The comparable figure for September 1988 was 397,000.

double

Inflation was often in double figures .

Twenty-one times in the last 21 games he has scored in double figures .

It went into double figures on the first page.

Johnson had not scored in double figures in the first five games.

The young could number anything from two to well into double figures .

In the nine games since, he has scored in double figures seven times.

The big three's domination is such that their nearest rivals Limerick don't even make it into double figures .

Before a morose crowd limply reaching double figures battle commenced at three o'clock.

exact

Immediately contracts have been exchanged the exact redemption figure should be obtained from the mortgagee.

No exact figure on how much revenue this generates could be obtained from state tax officials.

Clients are apt to minimise numbers of assignments, whilst headhunters maximise them, and neither are willing to divulge exact figures .

State biologists estimate its statewide population at 4, 000 to 6, 000, but exact figures are not known.

I he exact commission figure is a matter for negotiation between the artist's manager and the agent.

The exact figure remains undisclosed, but will be the same as Mr Leigh-Pemberton's pay over the past year.

But for the writers and early translators of the Gospels, it was a very precise term, denoting a very exact figure .

Rounding up from 0.3871, the more exact figure , to 0.39 gave Craig an unearned bonus of I 1.07 votes.

high

As the angry voices rose higher and higher other black-gowned figures came in.

In 1978 dollars this high figure becomes $ 5 million.

Both types of survey show a far higher figure for crimes committed than do the official statistics produced by the police.

The higher figures came for such easy-to-call labels as bulimia and alcohol and drug dependence.

In absolute levels, we have fallen off only from the historically high 1980 figures .

An officer in the Pskov division did not deny the higher figures .

The higher figure kicks in if growth reaches 17. 5 percent annually.

key

Kernaghan has been Boro's most consistent defender and a key figure in the Second Division promotion drive.

The ruling brings together key figures in two other notorious Los Angeles criminal cases.

Lucia Walker is one of the key figures in the development of contact improvisation in this country.

Winter had wanted to introduce a budgetary control system based on monthly management accounts with the emphasis on key figures .

He is alleged to have been a key figure in virtually all aspects of the Guinness affair.

The key figure here is the number of seeks per access.

Beanpole striker Andy Smith has emerged as one of the key figures in the Diamonds' recent revival.

leading

What were the attitudes of the two leading figures ?

In January, too, the leading figures of the Conservative party met at Selsdon in order to hammer out new policies.

Other leading figures in the party are also unlikely class warriors.

Both seem sure to be leading figures again.

A leading figure in the Arab world, sure that the Third World should not align itself with either superpower.

He edited the school magazine and was a leading figure on the school's workers' council.

low

They do not tell us why the level is set at its current average rather than some much higher or lower figure .

We have calculated the West Palm Beach rate at a lower figure: $ 26. 75 a square foot.

The slightly lower figure may relate to the more discursive nature of the subject.

That might boost the take up into the low six figures .

Leland's insistence on excellence meant production slowed to 400 cars per month - far too low a figure to be profitable.

The 1990 appraisal at the lower figure reflected the sharp downturn of the Phoenix real-estate market.

This equals the comparative cost and again the lowest figure represents the best value.

Oil companies yesterday declared a gasoline price war, which should be reflected in lower inflation figures in future months.

official

The official figure for the whole of June was 42 police and demonstrators killed; some foreign observers estimated up to 70 deaths.

In April the notoriously unreliable official figure for the state's unemployment rate dropped for the second month running - to 8.6%.

Campaigners say official accident figures don't give the true picture.

According to the official figures , in 1984, 1 million women were registered unemployed, compared with 2.3 million men.

Thirdly, even within a particular denomination, the official figures may not be strictly comparable over time.

Latest official figures show that shoppers are even turning to credit again, to buy presents and stock up for Christmas.

The latest official figures show a big rise in the amount of money in the economy.

And that's official according to recent figures from the National Health Survey.

political

Outside the Cabinet the rejected Mr Heath became an even more isolated political figure .

The political figure who has tried the hardest to harness this newfound enthusiasm is Pat Robertson.

How could a Prime Minister who gave voice to such sentiments be regarded as a political figure in his own right?

Never in recent history has there been a political figure as vexing within his own party as President Clinton.

His legal responsibilities for issues such as extradition have also brought him into contact with senior legal and political figures in Ireland.

He is arguably the third most powerful political figure in the state, after Gov.

Owen had an international reputation and close connections with political figures , but even he was subordinate to the principal librarian.

Until relatively recently, organized religion has left environmental protection to environmental activists, concerned scientists and political figures .

public

This was a tumultuous time, when many public figures came under political scrutiny.

The Gingrich investigation is hardly the first time Cole has taken on highly placed public figures .

Peter Allis has turned golf into a kind of harmless interview where public figures hit a few shots and chat about themselves.

None of what has been said suggests that we should ignore ethical lapses or law-breaking by public figures .

Point out that this is an extremely undemocratic and élitist attitude, particularly if it comes from public figures .

The monarchists and conservatives claimed that all national and public figures and their acts should always be subject to scrutiny and criticism.

Morrissey deliberately used his high profile to construct a public figure of some importance.

senior

The Government refuses to hold a national poll despite pressure from its own backbenchers and senior party figures .

The check-in clerk fell into a deep discussion with a nearby senior figure .

Their membership included key ministers, the President of the Assembly, Tudjman's personal advisers and senior military figures .

However, senior government figures say that Mr Mandelson's handling of the issue has damaged their faith in his political judgment.

Many of its senior figures are his former employees and friends.

There were also senior figures from the World Bank, the United Nations and other international organisations.

Both Mercedes and Auto Union sent senior figures to the London funeral and the flowers started to arrive.

shadowy

And then, for some reason, she thought of Miranda and the shadowy figure of Terence Patch.

The best Rather could do was enthuse about shadowy figures in crowds who might or might not be somebody guilty of something.

In all these transactions Balbinder seemed a shadowy figure .

Following a brief but noisy scuffle, the window banged open and a shadowy figure burst through.

To the right, open double doors hinted at shadowy figures .

The veteran police officer had spotted a shadowy figure on the second floor of the complex.

As his consciousness slipped away from him, he was aware of a shadowy figure appearing from the mist and standing over him.

She sat down, then looked up to see the shadowy figure of the woman at the bar standing over her.

single

But there are seven male to every one female tenured academic psychologist, and women heads of department are in single figures .

Amid the not of splashing kids and teachers' voices, she and the child made a single still figure .

Then, just before dusk a single figure was spotted again moving out of sight on the small col below the second pinnacle.

It is wise not to talk about a single figure; discuss a range of figures.

The Sergeant's torch played on a single figure ten yards away.

By this, presumably, was meant the isolation of single figures in sequential positions like a Muybridge series in three dimensions.

The birds are mostly static, and still shown in profile - a single figure on each page with no background.

The two figures are a single figure.

tall

The tall lanky figure of Billy Tolboys was slouched in the comer seat by the fire.

A tall figure appeared in the canyon gloom; it had an enormous head.

You barricaded your door against its tall figure .

A tall figure came into view, then just as quickly vanished.

A tall , dark figure in the shadows, leaning against the bole.

Away below, a tall figure moved slowly through the trees of the demesne.

Theo saw an exceptionally tall figure .

Glancing in, he saw a tall , flustered figure turning away in disgust from the counter.

■ NOUN

authority

It would seem that we are far more likely to obey unquestioningly when the authority figure is actually present.

Disrespect the authority figure out there on the field and then wonder why the kids do it in their classrooms.

The more status you give to a large number of authority figures , the more, relatively, you diminish your own.

Has difficulty taking directions from authority figures ? 4.

As we get older, we may be abused by other authority figures - teachers, doctors, bosses.

One wonders what is the unspoken view of the other authority figures involved in setting this up?

Tour operators have been licensed to sell 14.3 million holidays in the coming year, Civil Aviation Authority figures reveal.

It was their word against a powerful authority figure , and they thought no one would believe them.

father

Morrissey and Marr looked down like father figures .

His surrogate father figure was killed.

He spoke seldom, but he was never impatient with her, always kind, a companionable father figure .

And one of the sturdiest of these is the father figure in the sky.

And he registers genuine hurt at the fact that Buzzy regards Buck as more of a father figure than himself.

With Diana out of the picture, Charles is emerging as a fitting father figure .

Sondheim found a mentor, if not a father figure , in Hammerstein, Patinkin said.

trade

Sydney fell by 2.4% after the release of worse-than-expected trade figures for March.

Yesterday's trade figures showed clearly that export volumes were at record levels even in a worldwide economic downturn.

United States trade figures for the second quarter of 1971 showed a deficit for the first time.

Yesterday sterling enjoyed its first quiet day since the trade figures were released a week ago.

Wall Street ignored January's poor trade figures , rising 2.4%.

Get as many as you can for the trade figures .

September trade figures , due on 24 October, are thought critical for sterling's fortunes.

Pound sags as fears grow on October trade figures .

unemployment

The monthly publication of the unemployment figures provides a depressing barometer of the dole queue.

But the long recession, together with high unemployment figures and a stagnant housing market, has changed homeowners' perceptions.

In 1979, he said, the incoming government had felt the unemployment figures were too high.

Nationwide, unemployment figures went up by 41,000, making the total 2,908,900 million.

That tightening-up process is still going on, and is likely to dampen the rise in the unemployment figures .

Mr. Kinnock For 2.6 million of our fellow citizens the unemployment figures are not disappointing - they are absolutely devastating.

What effect would that policy have on the unemployment figures ?

■ VERB

show

The table is now sorted in descending order according to the Amount field, as shown in figure 11. 5.

In Figure 2.7 two alternative average cost curves are shown .

The type of neuron found in the retina is shown in figure 4. 2 as an example.

An example of this option is shown in figure 11.13.

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PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a ball-park figure/estimate/amount

a fine figure of a man/woman

an outside figure/estimate etc

authority figure

As we get older, we may be abused by other authority figures - teachers, doctors, bosses.

Disrespect the authority figure out there on the field and then wonder why the kids do it in their classrooms.

From the beginning Jones worked to destroy his followers' confidence in any of the old authority figures in their lives.

Has difficulty taking directions from authority figures? 4.

It was their word against a powerful authority figure, and they thought no one would believe them.

It would seem that we are far more likely to obey unquestioningly when the authority figure is actually present.

One wonders what is the unspoken view of the other authority figures involved in setting this up?

The more status you give to a large number of authority figures, the more, relatively, you diminish your own.

comparative figures/data

Comparative figures Prior year comparative figures have been restated to conform to the current year's presentation where appropriate.

I do not want the comparative figures to be distorted.

Inspection of the comparative figures is both instructive and startling.

Significance levels for comparative data were determined by the Wilcoxon signed rank test.

The comparative figures for 1991 were 25 and 19 respectively.

The comparative figures one year later of 14% and 10.9% are still worrying.

The most reliable of these comparative data measure voting in national elections.

Whichever option societies take, comparative figures for the new disclosures will be required.

cult film/band/figure etc

Brad Pitt in the cult film Fight Club was a fraudulent soap salesman.

He became a cult figure in which notions of salvation by innocent suffering have a place.

He is loved to the point of becoming a cult figure.

He often introduces himself to boomer types as the B-string lyricist for that perennial underground cult band, the Grateful Dead.

Healing spas were based on a local cult figure and the devotees underwent rituals which included bathing and communal eating.

I start by telling him that he's quite the cult figure here in Annapolis, and he looks stunned.

This, however, did not prevent him from becoming a cult figure among some of the Jacobins and other revolutionaries.

Vanessa Nygaard is a cult figure waiting to happen, a gale-force personality blowing through Maples Pavilion.

cut a fine/strange etc figure

facts and figures

The report contained some interesting facts and figures about the Saturn Corporation.

He doesn't need to remember facts and figures, he actually sees the things and people of his cover-story life.

He is notoriously tough on staff, often challenging them on facts and figures during council meetings.

He learned how to boom out facts and figures to the city council members that they were unable to refute.

It is not easy to make sense of the maze of facts and figures concerning the settlements.

Most of the ones I run into need facts and figures.

Stripped to their essentials his facts and figures are astonishing.

These facts and figures added relatively little to what was already known in outline.

When she left I quickly immersed myself in the safer, less emotional facts and figures of a real estate deal.

have a (good) head for figures/facts/business etc

hourglass figure

Instead of having an hourglass figure, whose curves suggested motherhood and domesticity, she was boyishly slim.

matchstick men/figures

More like troubled at mill Salford says there's more to its patron saint than pictures of matchstick men.

six figures/digits

But that must mean that the estate might run well into six figures.

Each new compound synthesised was simply given a number, sometimes up to six figures long.

Here are guys making six figures.

Landsness obtained a settlement that he said exceeded six figures.

Minutes later, a small group of six figures emerged from the woods.

Movie rights have been sold, and Vintage Books just paid six figures to publish the paperback.

That might boost the take up into the low six figures.

The five-year deal is estimated at six figures.

sympathetic figure/character

But now he, or she, needs to be an even broader, more sympathetic figure than before.

Charles didn't find many sympathetic characters among the cast.

The reader zooms through the story hoping for a resolution that will satisfy the mystery without sacrificing any of the sympathetic characters.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

""We need $30,000 to get the project started.'' ""How close are you to that figure ?''

a figure in a red robe

A comparison of the two figures shows the estimated profit on investment.

a rare 16th century Japanese figure

Add up that row of figures, and transfer the full amount to the top of the next page.

Ali was one of the great sports figures of this century.

Caroline really has a terrific figure .

Dark figures emerged from the building, and disappeared into the night.

Exercise and a sensible diet will help you get your figure back after having a baby.

Freddy's bent figure limped in front of him.

Government figures published today show that unemployment is rising again.

He offered to buy the team for the figure of $140 million.

I saw the figure of a woman below the bridge.

Inflation in Japan is around 3%, while the German figure is now over 4%.

Ohio's employment figures for December are not available.

On a cheque, write the amount in words and in figures.

Retailers are reporting their November sales figures today.

sales figures

She eats enormous meals but still manages to keep her figure .

Susie wore a close-fitting black dress which made the most of her figure .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But for the writers and early translators of the Gospels, it was a very precise term, denoting a very exact figure .

By the age of retirement that figure will increase to one in every five.

Now, the. 78 figure might seem pretty good if one did not know two crucial facts about the study.

She turned slowly and looked at the figure in the chair.

That means a commitment to every figure in it, a commitment to taking a risk to achieve the budgeted outputs.

The figures were recently released by the magazine.

The Gingrich investigation is hardly the first time Cole has taken on highly placed public figures.

The motionless figures ap-peared determined still to make the leap to the playground.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

largely

At Sussex University, he met Gail Rebuck, who would figure largely in his life for the next twenty years.

The railway system continued to figure largely in high political planning in 1922.

The name of Carl August of Saxe-Weimar figured largely , but I had heard neither of him nor of it.

Britten's accompaniments have figured largely in our discussion.

Machinery figured largely in Cumbria and Wester Ross reflecting no doubt the distance from repair facilities.

out

Also, I've figured out what Wilko's doing with Rocky.

Whenever my sons, John, and I eat out together, Miles and Evan always figure out the bill.

Dazedly I got back into bed and tried to figure out what had happened.

The prosecutors want to figure out what we are looking for.

Keith can not figure out why Potter looks so funny.

Clearly, one advantage of public-key cryptography is that no one can figure out the private key from the corresponding public key.

Hippix is Hippo's first product and it is currently trying to figure out its target market.

She can learn to observe herself, figuring out what she does easily and what takes more work.

prominently

The condition should figure prominently in undergraduate clinical training and in medical textbooks.

But this group are the bedrock of the institution - and as such should figure prominently in our prayers.

They were to figure prominently among the more tragic case histories.

Claims and counter-claims of this kind were to figure prominently for generations in Ottoman-Habsburg negotiations.

Lords, ladies, dukes and duchesses figure prominently among the names as well as more ordinary mortals of obviously substantial means.

■ NOUN

way

Maybe he figured the only way to get her off his back was to confess.

A new state law says they have to figure out a way to recycle it.

Have we ever figured out a rational way to explain and triage which drugs should be banned for which reasons?

Every society must figure out ways to bring them into the disciplines and duties of citizenship.

They decided we owned more land than we needed, and they figured out a way to get it.

Many defiant children are also unusually clever; figuring out ways to defeat your most sophisticated arguments.

They figured out a way to trick him.

So Knapman, an indigent, is stuck at the hospital trying to figure a way out of the mess.

ways

Every society must figure out ways to bring them into the disciplines and duties of citizenship.

Many defiant children are also unusually clever; figuring out ways to defeat your most sophisticated arguments.

She moved from being easily overwhelmed and cautious to figuring out ways both to calm herself and to master new experiences.

The Republicans have hired consultants to figure out ways to appeal to those women not already turned off.

One of the tasks facing all freshmen is to figure out ways to counter this loneliness.

Heloise has figured out little ways to cut back on calories, she says.

■ VERB

try

Connelly blinked myopically, trying to clear his gaze, trying to figure out what the hell was going on.

He was trying to figure out how bad it was going to be.

I tried to figure him out; he was by no means the worst of the bunch.

He went on talking while I tried to figure out what it meant.

So they're up there in the cashiers' office trying to figure out where all the money's coming from.

I read books, trying to figure it out.

That's what I do when I get worried - I try to figure it out.

I fiddle at my computer for a while, trying to figure out what to say.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a ball-park figure/estimate/amount

a fine figure of a man/woman

an outside figure/estimate etc

authority figure

As we get older, we may be abused by other authority figures - teachers, doctors, bosses.

Disrespect the authority figure out there on the field and then wonder why the kids do it in their classrooms.

From the beginning Jones worked to destroy his followers' confidence in any of the old authority figures in their lives.

Has difficulty taking directions from authority figures? 4.

It was their word against a powerful authority figure, and they thought no one would believe them.

It would seem that we are far more likely to obey unquestioningly when the authority figure is actually present.

One wonders what is the unspoken view of the other authority figures involved in setting this up?

The more status you give to a large number of authority figures, the more, relatively, you diminish your own.

comparative figures/data

Comparative figures Prior year comparative figures have been restated to conform to the current year's presentation where appropriate.

I do not want the comparative figures to be distorted.

Inspection of the comparative figures is both instructive and startling.

Significance levels for comparative data were determined by the Wilcoxon signed rank test.

The comparative figures for 1991 were 25 and 19 respectively.

The comparative figures one year later of 14% and 10.9% are still worrying.

The most reliable of these comparative data measure voting in national elections.

Whichever option societies take, comparative figures for the new disclosures will be required.

cult film/band/figure etc

Brad Pitt in the cult film Fight Club was a fraudulent soap salesman.

He became a cult figure in which notions of salvation by innocent suffering have a place.

He is loved to the point of becoming a cult figure.

He often introduces himself to boomer types as the B-string lyricist for that perennial underground cult band, the Grateful Dead.

Healing spas were based on a local cult figure and the devotees underwent rituals which included bathing and communal eating.

I start by telling him that he's quite the cult figure here in Annapolis, and he looks stunned.

This, however, did not prevent him from becoming a cult figure among some of the Jacobins and other revolutionaries.

Vanessa Nygaard is a cult figure waiting to happen, a gale-force personality blowing through Maples Pavilion.

facts and figures

The report contained some interesting facts and figures about the Saturn Corporation.

He doesn't need to remember facts and figures, he actually sees the things and people of his cover-story life.

He is notoriously tough on staff, often challenging them on facts and figures during council meetings.

He learned how to boom out facts and figures to the city council members that they were unable to refute.

It is not easy to make sense of the maze of facts and figures concerning the settlements.

Most of the ones I run into need facts and figures.

Stripped to their essentials his facts and figures are astonishing.

These facts and figures added relatively little to what was already known in outline.

When she left I quickly immersed myself in the safer, less emotional facts and figures of a real estate deal.

have a (good) head for figures/facts/business etc

hourglass figure

Instead of having an hourglass figure, whose curves suggested motherhood and domesticity, she was boyishly slim.

matchstick men/figures

More like troubled at mill Salford says there's more to its patron saint than pictures of matchstick men.

six figures/digits

But that must mean that the estate might run well into six figures.

Each new compound synthesised was simply given a number, sometimes up to six figures long.

Here are guys making six figures.

Landsness obtained a settlement that he said exceeded six figures.

Minutes later, a small group of six figures emerged from the woods.

Movie rights have been sold, and Vintage Books just paid six figures to publish the paperback.

That might boost the take up into the low six figures.

The five-year deal is estimated at six figures.

sympathetic figure/character

But now he, or she, needs to be an even broader, more sympathetic figure than before.

Charles didn't find many sympathetic characters among the cast.

The reader zooms through the story hoping for a resolution that will satisfy the mystery without sacrificing any of the sympathetic characters.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He needs to sit down and figure out how many people are coming.

I'm telling you because I figure you're the only one who can keep a secret.

Lott figured prominently in the Chiefs' win last night.

The operation went fine, and they figure he'll be home next week.

There has been criticism about the current method for figuring social security retirement benefits.

What do you figure his chances of winning are?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Destiny will figure further down Olivetti's range, on personal computers and the M700.

I figured we had as much right to vote for old crooks as new ones.

She was younger and prettier than any of us' d figured on.

So they're up there in the cashiers' office trying to figure out where all the money's coming from.

The dwarfs were devastated, because they could not figure out how to save Snow White this time.

The Reichmanns figured that if New York went out of business the world would go with it.

We had their offense and defense figured out exceptionally well.

You haven't figured it out yet?

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