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shape

(shāp) [AS. sceapan]
1. To mold to a particular form.
2. Outward form; contour.
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His scant ill-made coat, desperately brushed, his darned gloves, his highly polished boots, his rusty, shapely hat, told the story of a person who had "had losses" and who clung to the spirit of nice habits even though the letter had been hopelessly effaced.
First she drew near holy Cythera, and from there, afterwards, she came to sea-girt Cyprus, and came forth an awful and lovely goddess, and grass grew up about her beneath her shapely feet.
His fingers were fat, but there was something sensitive and shapely in the hand that lay on the table by the instrument in the telegraph office.
Her face was shapely, intelligent, and comely--even beautiful.
His nose had a strong and shapely arch, and the dark grey of his eyes was tinted with blue.
Our hotel sits at the water's edge--at least its front garden does--and we walk among the shrubbery and smoke at twilight; we look afar off at Switzerland and the Alps, and feel an indolent willingness to look no closer; we go down the steps and swim in the lake; we take a shapely little boat and sail abroad among the reflections of the stars; lie on the thwarts and listen to the distant laughter, the singing, the soft melody of flutes and guitars that comes floating across the water from pleasuring gondolas; we close the evening with exasperating billiards on one of those same old execrable tables.
The influential and controversial poetry of London-based, Swiss-born Chinese poet Yang Lian led to years of exile and adventure, frames of which are captured here in what the poet calls "the most comprehensive expression so far of my thinking and my poetics." Drawn from old family photographs from his youth, the poems in this dual-text collection are lush with distinct, shapely images that sit like leaves on a tree, gathering and expressing the energy of a single, connected vitality.
The dual-ended applicator brush doubles as a grooming tool that helps achieve fuller, naturally shapely brows after serum is applied.
For the Defensor family of Iloilo, her being the epitome of 'beauty and brains' has always been debatable, but there is no contest as far as her 'brains and shapely legs' are concerned.
Plus there is that shapely silhouette when the leaves drop off.
The blonde actress right, slipped into this icy blue embellished number from Altuzarra's spring summer collection which showed off her slim legs and shapely arms.