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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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But, for Baudelaire, a fashionably got-up woman is also a kind of walking sculpture: the crinoline endows her with form, shapeliness, dimensionality.
A small, metallic tray shaped like a fish inspires a sequence of well-defined shapeliness for Durning and a bit of deadpan, yet snarky, impatience from the choreographer: "Nice fish, Jeanine," says Rethorst.
One can foresee that, in the shapeliness of creative things to come, there will be even longer lyrical lines, illuminating other lines and speech lines in a developing succession and contextual counterpoint unprecedented and unparalleled.
Imagine if your inner life boiled down to the shapeliness of a well-placed pinky; could you think at all if you had to do it while talking aloud?
Winifred's casket lies, he drops his crutches and moves forward, "as a child learning to walk ventures across perilous distances to reach its mother's open arms and coaxing, praising blandishments that wooed it to the deed." (20) When he arrived at the altar his leg smoothed into shapeliness and his foot straightened.
Attention is distracted from what we still do not know in pursuit of a coherent narrative that foists shapeliness on events as if they were somehow scripted.
But beyond the shapeliness and restrained virility of individual sentences, there is the fact that a writer less agile, less audacious, would not have been able to take on questions so various.
From the old duchy of Milan he recalled the elongated necks and torsoes of Parmigianino, who innovatively subordinated bodily proportions to the shapeliness of his pictures; from Tuscany, where Modigliani had been born in Leghorn (Livorno), the outstretched waists and pelvic slants of Botticelli; from the ancient republic of Siena, the narrow obliquity of eyes painted by Sassetta.
Now In our wild world of misrule we insist On shapeliness and balance.
Newton's certainty was nonetheless based on a "baffling" theory (as Koyre describes it) and it created new areas of intellectual ambiguity: "Nobody, not even Newton, could explain, or understand, how [the force of gravity works]." The shapeliness of the cosmos had become "an indefinite, and even infinite universe." (29) Yet Newton's mathematical grounding--his invention of calculus--mastered the sublime of infinity, by allowing the universe to be infinite, but always potentially measurable.
But when you take cuttings from valuable landscape plants such as cedar, fir, juniper, pine, spruce, and redwood, do it carefully to preserve the plant's health and shapeliness. Use sharp pruners to make angled cuts.
* Playtex 18-hour panties (pounds 19) promise shapeliness and comfort.