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 Meanings and Examples of SHAPE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
shape
 n.  the outline of an area or figure
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  These tales and rumours took substance and shape, and were corroborated and re-corroborated, until they resolved themselves into a definite name.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER III. JOHN FERRIER TALKS WITH THE PROPHET
2  He stood on a raised stage, under his own loom; and, looking up at the shape the loom took, and hearing the burial service distinctly read, he knew that he was there to suffer death.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII
3  The table stood in the same place, close by the bedside, and on it, in its real proportions and appearance, was the shape so often repeated.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII
4  When the Devil goeth about like a roaring lion, he goeth about in a shape by which few but savages and hunters are attracted.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
5  It had been lying there some days, for rain and dew had stained it, and the mark of its shape was on the grass where it had fallen.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
6  Let me behold thee then in thy bodily shape, if thou be'st indeed a fiend," replied the dying knight; "think not that I will blench from thee.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
7  Emotions that are ordered and given shape are more important than disorderly emotions.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
8  Underground grey faces, whites of eyes rolling, necks cringing from the pit roof, shoulders out of shape.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
9  Against the wall were ranged, in regular array, a long row of elm boards cut in the same shape: looking in the dim light, like high-shouldered ghosts with their hands in their breeches pockets.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
10  This cell was in shape and size something like an area cellar, only not so light.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
11  He remembered nothing of its details; but the shape and aspect of the building seemed familiar to him.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
12  Mr. Giles, reminded of his unbecoming costume, snatched off and pocketed his nightcap; and substituted a hat, of grave and sober shape, which he took out of the chaise.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
13  When he drew nearer he perceived it to be a spring van, ordinary in shape, but singular in colour, this being a lurid red.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
14  It showed to advantage the good shape of his figure.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
15  Some were distant, and stood in a dense atmosphere, so that bundles of pale straw-like beams radiated around them in the shape of a fan.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
Example Sentence: (76 in 6 pages)
16  The former hostage is in remarkably good shape considering his ordeal.
17  The front wheel of the bicycle was out of shape.
18  The grey shape resolved into a group of walkers.
19  Mould the mixture into shape while hot, before it hardens.
20  There was snow everywhere, so that the shape of things was difficult to identify.
21  Talk might involve ideas of comparison of shape, size, colour or weight.
22  The shirt's cuffs won't sag and lose their shape after washing.
23  The secret of the machine lies in the aerodynamic shape of the frame.
24  The piece of wood had been carved into the shape of a flower.
25  He will shape into an excellent basketball player.
26  Using the heel of your hand, press the dough firmly into shape.
27  The designer's aim is to produce a harmony of shape and texture.
28  You can recognize the fish by the shape of their fins.
29  You can recognize a tree by the shape of its leaves.
30  They are uniform in size and shape.