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  • Looking back, he got wondering how much more, in round figures, his family had cost him than they ought to have cost.

    Johnny Ludlow. First Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • They are allotted in round figures: what proportion was actually furnished?

    The Bruce John Barbour
  • Would you mind stating, in round figures, how much you have?

    Bambi Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • It is a quantity which can be expressed by round figures; it is 3000 dog-cakes, or the like.

    Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland
  • I asked for the bill, and the eldest said it was in round figures a Louis apiece.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Always in round figures, you see,—a child could understand it.

  • Like figures are round figures with round, and irregular and triangular with those of the same kind.

  • In round figures, four such places might be erected for £500.

    The Hills and the Vale Richard Jefferies
  • The present annual consumption of nitrate of soda is, in round figures, 300,000 tons.

    Woman and Socialism August Bebel
  • The 1900 gold production was of a weight of about 400 tons, in round figures.

    The Business of Mining Arthur J. Hoskin

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