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  • noun Plural form of figurant.


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  • I mean, no magical creatures, to start off; and the castles and buildings are less distinctive, which would make finding locations easier, and there's much less main characters than in ASOIAF the lead + secondary characters are around 10, everything else are figurants.

    The Prince of Nothing to become a TV mini-series? Adam Whitehead 2009

  • I also assume crowds can be done by "multiplying" the number of figurants even if the result isn't as good as with real crowds.

    The Prince of Nothing to become a TV mini-series? Adam Whitehead 2009

  • Scenes described in works of fiction and romances of adventure will be imitated by appropriately dressed figurants and immediately recorded.

    The End of Books 2006

  • Rolando the Lasso, and flaunt on the flimsyfilmsies for to grig my collage juniorees who, though they flush fuchsia, are they octette and virginity in my shade but always my figurants.

    Finnegans Wake 2006

  • Not only must one be resigned to obscurity, he must love it, if he does not wish to slip insensibly into the ranks of figurants, who preserve their parts only while under the eyes of the spectators, and put off in the wings the restraints imposed on the stage.

    The Simple Life Charles Wagner

  • He continued quietly giving last recommendations to the figurants, overseeing the setting of the scenes, and thanking the actors as they came off the stage, with the same self-possessed urbanity he had shown during the rehearsals.

    The Ways of Men Eliot Gregory 1884

  • Amid a motley crowd of scene shifters, firemen, and _figurants_ muffled up in comforters, the poet approached us, his tall figure bent double, his coat collar chillily turned up over his thin beard and long grizzled hair.

    Femmes d'artistes. English Alphonse Daudet 1868

  • The advantage really is with Napoleon, who furnishes his figurants to Charles X.

    The Duchess of Berry and the Court of Charles X Arthur L��on Imbert de Saint-Amand 1867

  • Repelled by their experience with previous convocations the electors know too well the nature of these assemblies; how the Jacobin faction rules them, how it manages the electoral comedy, with what violence and threats it reduces all dissidents to voting either as figurants or claqueurs.

    The French Revolution - Volume 3 Hippolyte Taine 1860

  • The _accessoires_ and _figurants_ of the theatre always received their salaries on the first day of each month.

    A Book of the Play Studies and Illustrations of Histrionic Story, Life, and Character Dutton Cook 1856


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