“Figure” in the news

Example collocations

figure skater
figure skating
key figure
leading figure
political figure

Publications and example sentences

The New York Times
· As Passengers Disappeared, Airlines Filled Planes With Cargo  
That figure was both the highest recorded and the largest monthly increase since at least January 2008, when WorldACD began collecting consistent, reliable worldwide data.
The New York Times
· What the Coronavirus Revealed About Life in Red vs. Blue States  
If you don’t have a thermometer (they can be pricey these days), there are other ways to figure out if you have a fever, or are at risk of Covid-19 complications.
The New York Times
· The Cost of Rushing Back to Sports: A Star’s Life  
player and coach who was an assistant for the “Miracle on Ice” team that won gold at the 1980 Winter Olympics, is the grandson of a league owner who figured prominently in the 1919 battle for the Cup.
Seeking Alpha
· Imperial Brands: Still Risks Of Further Dividend Cuts  
Notes: Unless specified otherwise, all figures in this article were taken from Imperial Brands' Earnings Reports, all calculated figures were performed by the author.
The Japan Times
· Japan opposition still seeking candidate for Tokyo governor race  
Some opposition figures have resigned themselves to accepting the re-election of incumbent Yuriko Koike, 67.
Seeking Alpha
· PDI: I Can't Get Excited At A 10% Premium  
It was a great way to pump up the yield in my portfolio, benefiting from rising employment figures, rising home prices, and declining delinquency rates.
Seeking Alpha
· We Are Going To Need A Lot More Stimulus  
The number of units under construction for the month, which is the figure used to calculate GDP, fell 1.7% to 1.19 million
The Guardian
· Lockdown gives asylum seekers reprieve and hope for change in policy  
Latest figures show that numbers have fallen from 1,225 in January to just 368 as of 29 April.Melina* fled Malawi after she was raped by a police officer who had arrested her for being bisexual, she said.
The Guardian
· Tree of the week: 'This fallen elm looks like a Man Ray nude'  
She was captivated by how much it looks like the figure of a woman.