Figure in a sentence

The word "figure" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of figure and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Figure

  • The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance.
  • The representation of any form, as by drawing, painting, modeling, carving, embroidering, etc.; especially, a representation of the human body; as, a figure in bronze; a figure cut in marble.
  • A pattern in cloth, paper, or other manufactured article; a design wrought out in a fabric; as, the muslin was of a pretty figure.
  • A diagram or drawing, made to represent a magnitude or the relation of two or more magnitudes; a surface or space inclosed on all sides; -- called superficial when inclosed by lines, and solid when inclosed by surfaces; any arrangement made up of points, lines, angles, surfaces, etc.
  • The appearance or impression made by the conduct or career of a person; as, a sorry figure.
  • Distinguished appearance; magnificence; conspicuous representation; splendor; show.
  • A character or symbol representing a number; a numeral; a digit; as, 1, 2,3, etc.
  • Value, as expressed in numbers; price; as, the goods are estimated or sold at a low figure.
  • A person, thing, or action, conceived of as analogous to another person, thing, or action, of which it thus becomes a type or representative.
  • A mode of expressing abstract or immaterial ideas by words which suggest pictures or images from the physical world; pictorial language; a trope; hence, any deviation from the plainest form of statement. Also called a figure of speech.
  • The form of a syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term.
  • Any one of the several regular steps or movements made by a dancer.
  • A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the astrological houses.
  • Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as a group of chords, which produce a single complete and distinct impression.
  • A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a strain or passage; a musical phrase or motive; a florid embellishment.
  • To represent by a figure, as to form or mold; to make an image of, either palpable or ideal; also, to fashion into a determinate form; to shape.
  • To embellish with design; to adorn with figures.
  • To indicate by numerals; also, to compute.
  • To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize.
  • To prefigure; to foreshow.
  • To write over or under the bass, as figures or other characters, in order to indicate the accompanying chords.
  • To embellish.
  • To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicious; as, the envoy figured at court.
  • To calculate; to contrive; to scheme; as, he is figuring to secure the nomination.
  • a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
  • a decorative or artistic work
  • a model of a bodily form (especially of a person)
  • the impression produced by a person
  • the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
  • alternative names for the body of a human being
  • a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
  • a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
  • language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
  • a well-known or notable person
  • an amount of money expressed numerically
  • one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
  • a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
  • understand
  • make a mathematical calculation or computation
  • judge to be probable
  • imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
  • be or play a part of or in

How to use figure in a sentence. Figure pronunciation.

At last, a figure came from the door and went quickly down the hillside.
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He was a curious figure in those surroundings.
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As David entered, Kaid was busy receiving salaams, and returning greeting, but with an eye to the singularly boyish yet gallant figure approaching.
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The lean, dark figure of Mizraim bowed low; the long, slow fingers touched the forehead, the breast, and the lips.
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An instant later the figure of a woman, deeply veiled, stood within the room, beside the table where he had been writing.
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A short distance away, near the outer gate, glowed a star of red light, and the fragrance of a strong cigar came over. "Say, looking for me?" said a voice, and a figure moved towards David.
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Now the door swung open, and a portly figure entered quickly.
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An instant afterwards the vast figure of Higli Pasha bulked into the room.
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Presently Harrik entered, impassive, yet alert, his slight, handsome figure in sharp contrast to the men lounging in the cushions before him, who salaamed as he came forward.
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But one evening there came a knocking at the door of the house which Mahommed still kept in the lowest Muslim quarter of the town, a woman who hid her face and was of more graceful figure than was familiar in those dark purlieus.
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Slowly a graceful, veiled figure came from behind the great screen.
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In the days I speak of he never could be made to comprehend why it was that twenty thousand dollars would not go as far in Nevada, where all commodities ranged at an enormous figure, as it would in the other Territories, where exceeding cheapness was the rule.
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A Bawd of the better sort, that us'd to provide Jilts for Men of figure, had appointed a Person of Quality whom she was to furnish with a fresh Bit, to meet her at a certain Tavern near _West-Smithfield_; and waiting there for him, it happen'd that there came into the next Room a Country Gentleman, who was a Steward to a Lady of a good Estate, and another Gentleman who liv'd in _London_, and was to pay him fifty Guineas, which he also did.
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She had gone out, clinging to his arm into the peristyle of his father's house; as he walked backward and forwards with poor, weary, abandoned Sirona, his neglected figure seemed by degrees to assume the noble aspect of a high- born Greek; and instead of the rough, rocky soil, he felt as if he were treading the beautiful mosaic pavement of his father's court.
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Beset by anxious anticipations, she entered the room, and saw before her a figure not wholly unlike what she had imagined: a wiry, resolute-looking man, with knitted brows, lips close-set, and heavy feet firmly planted on the carpet.
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Whilst Mrs. Higgins was uttering these words the door opened, and there entered a figure which startled her into silence.
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These figures show in how short a time Russian literature has had its origin, development, and full fruition.
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The whole book is dominated by the gigantic figure of old Taras Bulba, who loves food and drink, but who would rather fight than eat.
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Not even the figure of Lear holding the dead body of Cordelia surpasses in tragic intensity this old pair whose whole life has for so long revolved about their son.
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He did not scruple to create abnormal figures when he chose; it is certainly to be hoped that Maria, in "Torrents of Spring," is abnormal even among her class; but she is an engine of sin rather than a real woman, and is not nearly so convincingly drawn as the simple old mother of Bazarov. Turgenev represents realism at its best, because he deals with souls rather than with bodies.
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Examples of Figure

Example #1
Who, think thee, was it?
Example #2
I could not hear what was said.
Example #3
The consuls and agents of all the nations save one were in brilliant uniform, and pashas, generals, and great officials were splendid in gold braid and lace, and wore flashing Orders on their breasts.
Example #4
He was not confused, but the glitter and splendour, the Oriental gorgeousness of the picture into which he stepped, excited his eye, roused some new sense in him.
Example #5
By the time David had reached the group, the Prince Pasha was ready to receive him.
Example #6
What his object was in summoning David for an hour when all the court and all the official Europeans should be already present, remained to be seen.