But he kept his word, and resumed his reading, and I let the half-formed question die on his lips unanswered.
He was ever at hand to hear the half-formed cry of the soul, the whisper it hardly knew it gave.
I did not say anything about my half-formed intention to run away.
The last topic in these verses is the decision which arrested the half-formed wish.
It is the half-formed, the perplexed, and the suggestively monstrous.
He went to meet them, smiling at the folly of his half-formed intention of guiding them from their prey.
These could appreciate; and counselled me in consonance with my half-formed resolution.
I abandoned my half-formed plan of breaking down the door, and turned to the window and the light-well.
His mind, as developed in his works, had half-formed her own.
He would have refused to undertake the journey only that a half-formed plan flashed into his mind.
early 13c., from Old French forme "physical form, appearance, pleasing looks; shape, image," from Latin forma "form, contour, figure, shape; appearance, looks' model, pattern, design; sort, kind condition," origin unknown. One theory holds that it is from Greek morphe "form, beauty, outward appearance" (see Morpheus) via Etruscan [Klein]. Sense of "behavior" is first recorded late 14c. Meaning "a document with blanks to be filled in" is from 1855.
c.1300, from Old French fourmer, from Latin formare, from forma "form, contour, figure, shape" (see form (n.)). Related: Formed; forming.
The record of past performances by a horse, team, competitor, etc; the BOOK, track record: What's the form on General Electric this quarter?/ The form on the little gelding is super
[1940s+ Horse racing; fr form, ''the fitness or condition of a racehorse,'' which is found by 1760]