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shape

(shāp) [AS. sceapan]
1. To mold to a particular form.
2. Outward form; contour.
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The UK's David Cameron takes office as new Prime Minister, with Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg as his deputy, as the new coalition government takes shape, the BBC said Wednesday.
As construction continues, the vision for Queens West takes shape.
She disappears, leaving the hold with a curse that soon takes shape as a cold, slow death of the world they know.
This is a really exciting time for everyone concerned as the building takes shape," said newly-appointed manager Vince Owen.
Outwardly so unassuming, they enact a vast cosmic drama in which every turn of the earth takes shape as a wrinkle both on and in the body of the beloved, the last connecting back to the first.