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Cut a figure

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cut a figure to make a conspicuous appearance
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. W. cwtau, shorten.

Usage

In literature:

The Dodo cut a strange figure, and looked very nervous at first, as he clung to the slippery back of his strange steed.
"Dick, Marjorie and Fidge" by G. E. Farrow
Submarines have been cutting a large figure in this war.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
By what right should you expect another world, who have cut such a figure in this one?
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
You're a trump; but I don't want you to think I want to cut any figure over there; I don't care enough about 'em.
"Flamsted quarries" by Mary E. Waller
Thou hast been gallanting it to some other woman and must needs seek to cut a figure with thy gown of scarlet!
"The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio" by Giovanni Boccaccio
When all fair allowance has been made for the real difficulties of his position it must be owned that the President cut a pitiable figure.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
In public life the most that can be said for him is, that he cut a respectable figure.
"The Greville Memoirs (Second Part)" by Charles C. F. Greville
Figure 13 shows a bud stick of the present season's growth from which the leaves have been cut.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting" by Various
By dint of running away from life, I may end by cutting a much more passable figure in it than before.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
However, they wrote better, had a knowledge of history, and could cut as good a figure as he in the Chamber.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
Chatterton always liked to do his best to cut a respectable figure amongst his associates.
"Bristol Bells" by Emma Marshall
A pretty figure I should cut at Horncastle, mounted on a horse blood-raw at the knees.
"The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'" by George Borrow
On the contrary, I should cut a more ridiculous figure by refusing him satisfaction.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Those who did receive them, cut a curious figure!
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, June 1844" by Various
When she saw what a figure her granny cut in bed, the poor little thing was much surprised.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
In their eyes he cut a shabby figure.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
Mr. Struthers it may be said with truth that he would have cut a remarkable figure in any society.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
A geometrical figure formed by the section of a cone when cut by a plane parallel to its side.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Poor Mr. Cole, priestlike in his tippet, cuts a meeker figure than another Merstham rector, James Samborne.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
Cut (c) of the same figure gives the front elevation of a cabochon which will light up better than the usual round-topped design.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
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In poetry:

And now illumined by
A single strand of light
Are features, kerchief, figure
And coat of autumn cut.
"Meeting" by Boris Pasternak
The Wey, that Taffy called Wagai,
Was more than six times bigger then;
And all the Tribe of Tegumai
They cut a noble figure then!
"Merrow Down" by Rudyard Kipling
Are we grown old and past the time of singing?
Is ardor quenched in art
Till art is but a formal figure, bringing
A money-measured heart,
Procrustean cut, and, with old echoes, ringing
Its bells about the mart?
"Protest" by John Charles McNeill
GIVE us your hand, Mr. Lawyer: how do you do to-day?
You drew up that paper--I s'pose you want your pay.
Don't cut down your figures; make it an X or a V;
For that 'ere written agreement was just the makin' of me.
"How Betsey And I Made Up" by William McKendree Carleton
Give us your hand, Mr. Lawyer: how do you do to-day?
You drew up that paper—I s'pose you want your pay.
Don't cut down your figures; make it an X or a V;
For that 'ere written agreement was just the makin' of me.
"How Betsey and I made up" by Will McKendree Carleton

In news:

G ermany's central bank sharply cut its 2013 economic growth forecast to 0.4 percent on Friday, while poor industrial production figures underlined expectations of a weak winter for Europe's biggest economy.
Without a challenger in sight during the closing miles of the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, women's champion Nastassia Padalinskaya cut a steady, solitary figure.
To flaunt your full and fabulous figure, Bayou, a designer who has styled Oprah Winfrey and Queen Latifah, recommends boot-cut jeans.
Hopkins cuts a fine figure in 'Hitchcock.
Hopkins cuts a fine figure in ' Hitchcock .
Hopkins cuts a fine figure in 'Hitchcock.
"We're not trying to cut a grand figure abroad, it's a realist approach.".
The toned, tattooed L.A. Galaxy soccer star cut a rather odd - though fit - figure prancing about the back streets of Beverly Hills Tuesday just as a van of tourists rounded the bend and got an exciting eyeful.
Though San Diego ace Jake Peavy exercised his no-trade rights to veto a deal to the Chicago White Sox, you have to figure the cost-cutting Padres will continue to seek a trade.
Here's Johnny: Hallyday cuts a noirish figure in Vengeance.
Brown said staff cuts are expected, but didn't give a specific figure.
Congressional gridlock over whether to cut or raise income taxes is obscuring a different threat to six-figure earners: a host of stealth taxes implemented in the name of deficit reduction.
The impact of federal stimulus money on New Jersey became clearer yesterday with the release of state school aid figures showing a $304 million increase in spending, rather than the deep cuts expected just months ago.
Cutting a gloomy figure in the New York rain, Bill Clinton 's scandal plagued former White House intern Monica Lewinsky looks a shadow of the woman that had an affair with the ex-President, RadarOnline.com is reporting.
Canada's trade surplus was cut sharply in January by a steep fall in auto exports, official figures from the Government agency Statistics Canada showed today.
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In science:

Figure 5: Expected numbers of W +W + → (lν )(lν ) signal and background events after all cuts for a 100 fb−1 data sample at the LHC, from .
Strong Coupling Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Figure 6: Expected numbers of W +W −, Z Z → (j j )(j j ) signal and background events after all cuts for a 200 fb−1 unpolarized data sample at the NLC at 1.5 TeV, from : (a) e+ e− → ν νW +W −, (b) e+ e− → ν νZ Z .
Strong Coupling Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Figure 10: Production cross section for the process W W → tt, in the 6-jet topology after all cuts, as a function of the tt mass, for a 1.5 TeV NLC with 100% electron polarization, from .
Strong Coupling Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
All distributions shown include a 60% tagging efficiency for b’s and 90% efficiency for leptons within the kinematic cuts given above. 2 ) − M ( ˜χ0 The result of this analysis is a spectacular edge at M ( ˜χ0 1 ) endpoint with almost no Standard Model background, as can be seen in Figure 5.
SUSY Before the Next Lepton Collider
Figure 3: Distribution of photon pairs as a function of Qi, with a transverse momentum cut pT >1 GeV.
How to Test the Existence of the Early Parton Cascade Using Photon HBT Correlations?
Figure 4: Two–photon correlation function as a function of QL, with transverse momentum cut pT >2 GeV.
How to Test the Existence of the Early Parton Cascade Using Photon HBT Correlations?
Figure 3-2 indicates the direction of the trapping field in a plane that cuts through the trap.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
Fig. 18: The optimal bin size as a function of the expected number of background events in a 2(cid:176) x 2(cid:176) bin on the sky for data with 1 m of water. The figure also indicates the best cut on NFit as a function of the expected number of background events in this bin.
Milagrito: a TeV air-shower array
Fig. 18: The optimal bin size as a function of the expected number of background events in a 2(cid:176) x 2(cid:176) bin on the sky for data with 1 m of water. The figure also indicates the best cut on NFit as a function of the expected number of background events in this bin.
Milagrito: a TeV air-shower array
Figure 5: Transverse momentum distribution of the b-jet at NLO in s-channel production of a top quark at the Tevatron (√S = 2 TeV) after cuts.
The fully differential single-top-quark cross section in next-to-leading order QCD
Figure 6: Pseudorapidity distribution of the b-jet at NLO in s-channel production of a top quark at the Tevatron (√S = 2 TeV) after cuts.
The fully differential single-top-quark cross section in next-to-leading order QCD
Figure 7: Transverse momentum distribution of the highest-pT jet (j1 ) at NLO in t-channel production of a top quark at the Tevatron (√S = 2 TeV) after cuts.
The fully differential single-top-quark cross section in next-to-leading order QCD
Figure 8: Pseudorapidity distribution of the highest-pT jet (j1 ) at NLO in t-channel production of a top quark at the Tevatron (√S = 2 TeV) after cuts.
The fully differential single-top-quark cross section in next-to-leading order QCD
Figure 11 depicts a model of ρ constructed by “cutting and pasting,” the 2 – sphere S 2 is cut open along intervals xi for even i, and then four copies of the cut sphere are glued together according to the specified monodromies.
On 4-fold covering moves
Figure 3: Integrated distributions of event numbers as a function of the number of channels cut (top).
Recent Results from the AMANDA Experiment
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