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(one) figures (that)

One presumes or anticipates (that); one reckons or thinks (that). If we can maintain these increasing profits, I figure that we'll be able to open a second branch by the end of the year. Mom figures it's time I moved out and found a place of my own to live.
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"I will," said the boy, and he went on to say, "This figure that you see here on horseback, covered with a Gascon cloak, is Don Gaiferos himself, whom his wife, now avenged of the insult of the amorous Moor, and taking her stand on the balcony of the tower with a calmer and more tranquil countenance, has perceived without recognising him; and she addresses her husband, supposing him to be some traveller, and holds with him all that conversation and colloquy in the ballad that runs-
But he could give little artistic assistance about the black figure that he and Seymour had seen.
First we enroll every borderline closed curve of the figure that has the hole as No1[??] or [dot encircle], and enroll [??] or [dot encircle] which every No1 [dot encircle] surrounds inwardly directly as No2 [??] or [dot encircle] ...
Everything works together to lend cohesion to a figure that nonetheless remains suspended, as if it were on the verge of transmutation.
It can be seen in the figure that a peak in the scattering pattern is present for ethylene contents < ~12 wt.
Specifically, we seriously question the validity of the $125 billion "tax gap" figure that has been bandied about -- $15.8 billion of which is deemed to be attributable to "large corporations."(1) As explained below, much of this problem can be traced to a lack of data.