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Shape

Implies a three-dimensional definition that indicates outline and bulk of the outlined area.
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shape

1. Any of a number of metal bars or beams of uniform section, as an I-beam.
2. To cut a profile or detail, as a beaded or rounded edge on a board.
3. To work a material to a required pattern, as on a shaper.
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Psalm 139, Benedict said, describes the human form as "still 'shapeless' in the maternal uterus." He said, "The idea that God already sees the entire future of that still 'shapeless' embryo is very powerful." Benedict's comments come amid renewed debate in Italy over abortion rights that is expected to heat up as the country prepares for national elections in April.
This deluge of shapeless heaps of data caused the late social critic Marshall McLuhan to conclude that schools would have to become "recognized as civil defense against media fallout." McLuhan understood that the consumption and manipulation of symbolic, abstract information is not an adequate substitute for concrete, firsthand involvement with objects, people, nature, and community, for it ignores the child's primary educational need--to make meaning out of experience.
It has been well documented that the grader has discouraged punters with ridiculously hard and shapeless races.
Outside of the home, women must be escorted by a male relative and hide their bodies under a heavy, shapeless burqa, or gown.
golem Yiddish goylem, from Hebrew go^Olem something shapeless
Its flowery perfume defined the shapeless hour, filling the crannies of light and of shade and providing continuity to the slow street motions.
This is my task: to fill these shapeless garments; to maintain the pieces of my soul.
Somewhat linear patterns formed fibronectin's RNA and more shapeless ones with neurotensin's RNA.
Sadly she also chose the most unflattering shapeless dress known to man teamed with industrial thickness black tights and a black handbag.
I also love the colours in the dress but it's an odd cut - quite shapeless. @JAYFABPAGE There's something I love about this, yet I can't put my finger on it.
London, Dec 28 (ANI): British soldiers in Afghanistan have thoroughly criticized their new uniforms calling them a shapeless 'fashion faux pas' that looks like an Action Man costume.
You can't fault their enthusiasm or the justness of the cause but the movie is shapeless, jumping from one direct action to the next and back again and lacking in narrative focus.