WEFOUNDThe Figure of Interrogation and Its Use in Cicero's Philippics: Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master ... of Illinois, 1921 (Classic Reprint)


c. 1200, "numeral;" mid-13c., "visible appearance of a person;" late 14c., "visible and tangible form of anything," from Old French figure "shape, body; form of a word; figure of speech; symbol, allegory" (10c), from Latin figura "a shape, form, figure; quality, kind, style; figure of speech," in Late Latin "a sketch, drawing," from PIE root *dheigh- "to form, build."

Philosophical and scientific senses are from use of Latin figura to translate Greek skhema . Meaning "lines forming a shape" is from mid-14c. From mid-14c. as "human body as represented by art;" late 15c. as "a body, the human form as a whole." The rhetorical use of figure , "peculiar use of words giving meaning different from usual," dates to late 14c.; hence figure of speech (by 1704). Figure-skating is from 1835. Figure eight as a shape was originally figure of eight (c. 1600). From late 14c. as "a cut or diagram inserted in text."

The beautiful  city of Helsinki hosted the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017. The city was filled with excitement for both the Championships and the celebration for Finland's 100 years of independence which will continue throughout the year. Thank you for joining the celebration!

Live the great atmosphere over again and have a look of outstanding photos of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017.  The gallery is here .

The Worlds2017 Organizing Committee wants to thank everyone who participated in making the ISU World Figure Skating Championships happen. First and foremost we want to thank the stars of this competition: the athletes. Our thanks also extend to the coaches, judges, partners, volunteers, officials and everyone else who played their part in making this a successful event.

In common usage, a figure of speech is a word or phrase that means something more or something other than it seems to say—the opposite of a  literal  expression. As Professor Brian Vickers has observed, "It is a sad proof of the decline of rhetoric that in modern colloquial English the phrase 'a figure of speech' has come to mean something false, illusory or insincere."

In rhetoric , a figure of speech is a type of figurative language (such as metaphor , irony , understatement , or anaphora ) that departs from conventional word order or meaning.

Common Figures of Speech (With Examples):  Alliteration , Anaphora , Antimetabole , Antithesis , Apostrophe , Assonance , Hyperbole , Irony , Metaphor , Metonymy , Onomatopoeia , Paradox , Personification , Pun , Simile , Synecdoche , Understatement .

c. 1200, "numeral;" mid-13c., "visible appearance of a person;" late 14c., "visible and tangible form of anything," from Old French figure "shape, body; form of a word; figure of speech; symbol, allegory" (10c), from Latin figura "a shape, form, figure; quality, kind, style; figure of speech," in Late Latin "a sketch, drawing," from PIE root *dheigh- "to form, build."

Philosophical and scientific senses are from use of Latin figura to translate Greek skhema . Meaning "lines forming a shape" is from mid-14c. From mid-14c. as "human body as represented by art;" late 15c. as "a body, the human form as a whole." The rhetorical use of figure , "peculiar use of words giving meaning different from usual," dates to late 14c.; hence figure of speech (by 1704). Figure-skating is from 1835. Figure eight as a shape was originally figure of eight (c. 1600). From late 14c. as "a cut or diagram inserted in text."

The beautiful  city of Helsinki hosted the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017. The city was filled with excitement for both the Championships and the celebration for Finland's 100 years of independence which will continue throughout the year. Thank you for joining the celebration!

Live the great atmosphere over again and have a look of outstanding photos of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017.  The gallery is here .

The Worlds2017 Organizing Committee wants to thank everyone who participated in making the ISU World Figure Skating Championships happen. First and foremost we want to thank the stars of this competition: the athletes. Our thanks also extend to the coaches, judges, partners, volunteers, officials and everyone else who played their part in making this a successful event.

c. 1200, "numeral;" mid-13c., "visible appearance of a person;" late 14c., "visible and tangible form of anything," from Old French figure "shape, body; form of a word; figure of speech; symbol, allegory" (10c), from Latin figura "a shape, form, figure; quality, kind, style; figure of speech," in Late Latin "a sketch, drawing," from PIE root *dheigh- "to form, build."

Philosophical and scientific senses are from use of Latin figura to translate Greek skhema . Meaning "lines forming a shape" is from mid-14c. From mid-14c. as "human body as represented by art;" late 15c. as "a body, the human form as a whole." The rhetorical use of figure , "peculiar use of words giving meaning different from usual," dates to late 14c.; hence figure of speech (by 1704). Figure-skating is from 1835. Figure eight as a shape was originally figure of eight (c. 1600). From late 14c. as "a cut or diagram inserted in text."


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