Third-person singular simple present indicative form of figure.(verb)
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Use "figures" in a sentence
"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."
"To figures of diction has been given the name of _figures of intuition_, because they present"
"a sensible image to the mind; to figures of thought has been given the name of _figures of emphasis_, because they emphasize the thought."