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Figure

Refers to details about price including the bid and offer. See: Handle
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Knightley, in walking up to Hartfield to breakfast, did not arrive at all too soon; and half an hour stolen afterwards to go over the same ground again with him, literally and figuratively, was quite necessary to reinstate her in a proper share of the happiness of the evening before.
He final- ly concluded that the only way to prove himself was to go into the blaze, and then figuratively to watch his legs to discover their merits and faults.
Of course, you will note that I am speaking figuratively rather than literally.
He was in the bustle of the city, as of old; but the crowd swept by and saw him not; he was, we may figuratively say, always beside his wife and at his hearth, yet must never feel the warmth of the one nor the affection of the other.
Anne and Priscilla and Phil had awaited her advent rather dubiously; but when Aunt Jamesina was enthroned in the rocking chair before the open fire they figuratively bowed down and worshipped her.
If Mr Quilp spoke figuratively, and meant to imply that the air breathed by Miss Sally Brass was sweetened and rarefied by that dainty creature, he had doubtless good reason for what he said.
The music keeps you jumping, both literally and figuratively, driving you forward with an unrelenting beat.
The Wiltshire outfit have come a long way, figuratively and literally, since those teenage years and in the meantime they have endured break-up and reformation, tackled solo projects and this year they embark on a world tour.
But he has a long way to go to be another John Henry, figuratively and geographically.
This was meant figuratively, it was not mean literally," replied his spin doctor.
WITH reference to the letter headlined "You mean figuratively Paul, not literally (Voice of the North, November 18), I would like to make the following response.
Far more seriously, the figuratively ticking bomb argument is simply bullshit in terms of straightforward ethics.