They said it was twenty years ago, but people used round figures
, and it was just as likely to be eighteen years, or seventeen.
We will say, for the sake of round figures
, that the total production of wealth in the United States is one year is four billion dollars.
But at this question, Queequeg, who had twice or thrice before taken part in similar ceremonies, looked no ways abashed; but taking the offered pen, copied upon the paper, in the proper place, an exact counterpart of a queer round figure
which was tattooed upon his arm; so that through Captain Peleg's obstinate mistake touching his appellative, it stood something like this: -- Quohog his mark.
I am a man of the world, Dick; and she can have no claim on you - no claim, I tell you; and we'll be handsome too, Dick - we'll give them a good round figure
, father and daughter, and there's an end.
To her annoyance, her pencil drew a little round figure
on the blotting-paper, which, she could not deny, was really a bald-headed cock-sparrow.
She was a damsel of a soft, round figure
, with light hair and blue eyes, and a fair, rosy face, which seemed neither very shrewd nor very simple.
The company did not release a specific dollar amount on the project, but talked in round figures
I never believe comfortably round figures
, so I asked where they are.
In round figures
, an additional PS600 a year - PS1,800 for the three seasons it will take to build Highfield II, which is roughly the equivalent of six season tickets.
Somebody somewhere will know precisely how many albums that lot have recorded and sold and how much money they've made, but in round figures
it's (A) a lot, (B) a hell of a lot and (C) it doesn't bear thinking about - and that's before we throw in 67-year-old Rod Stewart who is booked in for a two-night stay in June.
Cardiff Prison, "The total population of our prisons and borstals," he said, "has risen in round figures
from about 20,500 to 24,500 by the end of March last.
In simple round figures
, the population of Wales is approximately three million.
A lot of round figures
will be thrown at you during the General Election.
A Scotland Office report says the UK and Scottish governments have spent pounds 400billion, in round figures
, in Scotland since 1999.
3bn euros - pounds 3bn in round figures
- and is also talking to the British, Spanish, Polish and other governments.