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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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While the 1979 Act has seen use in practice, some practitioners, especially those creating sophisticated family and tax-planning trusts, continue the pre-1979 practice of using other legal systems' trust regimes, though this practice appears to have nothing to do with the "shapelessness" of the Act's trust regime.
softens the grimace of pain, the shapelessness of age, the hideousness of perversion, when he arranges nature--veiling, disguising, tempering it to please the ignorant public--then he is creating ugliness because he fears the truth" (in Elsen 1963: 64).
His belief that youth is a tangible force rather than a time of mere shapelessness leads him to view it as a material threat.
Looking at the harsh, crude, clumsy shapelessness of them, he said 'Hall'" (331).
This is the tension of Circadian: the oppositions between human and nature, human and animal life, consciousness versus unconsciousness, shapes versus shapelessness. The main human character of these poems is the ambiguous speaker, who distances herself from the subject, the lyric "you," which at times fluctuates between the beloved and the reader-at-large.
(20) Hartnett's description of the sea creature, angled through Adrian's lens, connects the shapelessness and fearfulness of its strangeness with his own self-perceived lack of definition: 'Winglike flippers fold back from its cresting, cavernous body.
Miscegenation has to be diagnosed as the source of the child's shapelessness, while the topic of false accusations of monstrosity in what Margaret Schlauch termed the "accused queens" narratives, i.e.
The significance of this approach is to give form to the human experience of a war marked by its shapelessness and self-enclosed inaccessibility, its imperviousness to any terms not local to itself.
What emotions reveal is the significance of something over against the 'shapelessness of the life Calypso offers ...
"He's done a lot of things that nobodys done before with the role, insofar as his conception of her as being a real woman with some sort of sexuality as opposed to the shapelessness of the Ednas prior," says producer Neil Meron [see sidebar].
Instead, the lights go out, leaving the seated crowd to sit in the "shapelessness" of blackness, a metaphor for the brutality of slavery and the Middle Passage.
They have been loved almost to shapelessness. So was he.