figure (v.) Old form(s): figur'd
symbolize, represent, portray
2H4 IV.i.45[Westmorland to Archbishop] You ... / Whose white investments figure innocence
LC.199[of men's gifts of pearls and rubies to the woman] Figuring that they their passions likewise lent me / Of grief and blushes
MM I.ii.52[First Gentleman to Lucio] Thou art always figuring diseases in me
MND I.i.237[Helena alone, of Cupid] Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste
Sonn.108.2[] What's in the brain that ink may character / Which hath not figured to thee my true spirit?
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