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shape

(shāp) [AS. sceapan]
1. To mold to a particular form.
2. Outward form; contour.
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Before it took action, before it took shape, the men in the airships could feel the gigantic insurgence of emotion, as cattle and natural creatures feel, it is said, the coming of an earthquake.
The pure and high simplicity of his thought, which, as one of its manifestations, took shape in the good deeds that dropped silently from his hand, flowed also forth in speech.
Even in the dark there was a light of some kind, as there ever is over snow, and it seemed as though the snow flurries and the wreaths of mist took shape as of women with trailing garments.
Then for the first time in my life an idea took shape in my mind which no one had ever thought of before me, no one!
In September, one year after demolition started, the shell of the park took shape.
DAN SNOW'S HISTORY OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS (BBC Two, Thursday, 9pm) DAN SNOW'S HISTORY OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS (BBC Two, Thursday, 9pm) THIS one-off documentary is a compelling mix of travelogue and history lesson as Dan Snow travels across nine countries to learn more about how the Winter Games took shape.
Towering nearly 100ft above the Forth and Clyde Canal and the M9, passing motorists have watched since June as the 30-tonne horse's heads designed by sculptor Andy Scott took shape. The steel artworks hark back to a time when our industries relied on horse power to pull barges along the country's network of canals and waterways.
As if to underline the point, Neal Ascherson was there at the time of the attempted '91 putsch--he even saw the 'ambulance' guarding the road to Mikhail Gorbachev's holiday villa in Foros as the coup took shape.