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vital statistics

n. the measurements of a person’s body. Her vital statistics must require higher math to work out!
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This plan, so vast apparently yet so simple in point of fact, which did away with so many large staffs and so many little offices all equally useless, required for its presentation to the public mind close calculations, precise statistics, and self-evident proof.
Knobbed, misshapen and massive, it was as difficult to believe that they were not real gold as it was to believe the accompanying statistics of their weights and values.
Before he attempted to discuss either subject he had devoted to it many years of the most painstaking study--in the case of India no less than fourteen years; and his speeches, long and highly complicated, were filled with minute details and exact statistics, which his magnificent memory enabled him to deliver without notes.
These statistics, however accidental and therefore uninstructive they may appear, as they have a certain completeness, have a certain value also.
As a compensation against their romance, Miss Twinkleton, reading aloud, made the most of all the latitudes and longitudes, bearings, winds, currents, offsets, and other statistics (which she felt to be none the less improving because they expressed nothing whatever to her); while Rosa, listening intently, made the most of what was nearest to her heart.
An inferior henchman of "that brute Cheeseman" was up boring mercilessly a very thin House with some shamelessly cooked statistics.
Our hearts can talk our heads down almost any time, and, best all, our hearts are always right despite the statistic that they are mostly wrong.
An absolute statistic of the per centage of suicides due to John Barleycorn would be appalling.
The Census Bureau uses statistics to provide critical and timely information about the people, places and economy of the United States.
The new statistics are intended to provide more precise and timely information on the accelerations, decelerations, and turning points in state-level economic activity, including information about changes in the industrial infrastructure of states.
Lot 1: support for road freight transport statistics.
Convened with the objective of laying down a framework for the economic statistics committee, the two-day meeting highlighted GCC-Stat upcoming projects and various issues related to economic statistics.
The report noted that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt was told by the UK Statistics Authority to "clarify" a government boast about NHS spending .
The goals are to increase public understanding of the power and impact of statistics on all aspects of society, as well as nurture statistics as a profession, especially among high school and college students.
The Latin and North America Telecom Statistics and Forecast report will provide you with a whole range of statistics, forecasts and graphs for the years 2007-2016F (including 3Q 2012 actuals), crucial to your competitive and strategic analysis and planning.
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