Thinking about, with all that is in the past and the way it shapes the present, how do you go forward into the future?
He could mimic printed text with alarming accuracy and dissociate the shapes and lines from their inherent meanings.
The further someone strays from traditional tennis wear into funky colors and shapes, the more their confidence shows.
The colors, lines, and shapes that permeate the film are truly a sight to behold.
The shapes of their backs and hats are a tragic procession, as two children look back into the camera.
shapes moved about, and there was a shadowy man high up on the bridge.
It was a grisly, hideous night, and all shapes were vague and distorted.
It is not the much that you say you believe that shapes your character; it is the little that you habitually realise.
He came in all sorts and shapes, all colors and sizes—just as cowards do.
But all these shapes the King's son went on destroying till she stood before him in human form again.
Old English scapan, past participle of scieppan "to create, form, destine" (past tense scop), from Proto-Germanic *skapjanan "create, ordain" (cf. Old Norse skapa, Danish skabe, Old Saxon scapan, Old Frisian skeppa, Middle Dutch schappen "do, treat," Old High German scaffan, German schaffen "shape, create, produce"), from PIE root *(s)kep- a base forming words meaning "to cut, scrape, hack" (see scabies), which acquired broad technical senses and in Germanic a specific sense of "to create."
Old English scieppan survived into Middle English as shippen, but shape emerged as a regular verb (with past tense shaped) by 1500s. The old past participle form shapen survives in misshapen. Middle English shepster (late 14c.) "dressmaker, female cutter-out," is literally "shape-ster," from Old English scieppan.
Meaning "to form in the mind" is from late 14c. Phrase Shape up (v.) is literally "to give form to by stiff or solid material;" attested from 1865 as "progress;" from 1938 as "reform;" shape up or ship out is attested from 1956, originally U.S. military slang, with the sense being "do right or get shipped up to active duty."
Old English sceap, gesceap "form; created being, creature; creation; condition; sex, genitalia," from root of shape (v.)). Meaning "contours of the body" is attested from late 14c. Meaning "condition, state" is first recorded 1865, American English. In Middle English, the word in plural also had a sense of "a woman's private parts." Shape-shifter attested from 1820. Out of shape "not in proper shape" is from 1690s. Shapesmith "one who undertakes to improve the form of the body" was used in 1715.
Condition; state of fitness: I have to find out what shape they're in (1865+)