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unshaped

[uhn-sheypt] /ʌnˈʃeɪpt/
adjective
1.
not shaped or definitely formed.
Origin of unshaped
1565-1575
First recorded in 1565-75; un-1 + shaped
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  • unshaped fears, the more terrifying because vague, fill my heart.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Alexander Berkman
  • She held her peace; for the face and form before her were unshaped by rage.

    Dombey and Son Charles Dickens
  • No possible words that we might adapt to them could realize the unshaped beauty that they appear to possess.

  • The previous night an unshaped thought had made him pause a second before leaving Dallas.

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates
  • unshaped stone implements have been found in many parts of the country.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • Outside of his simple duties of routine he was just an unshaped subaltern, with eyes sealed as yet to war's practical teachings.

    Fort Amity Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • At first there was simply an unshaped belief in the development of living things; including, in a vague way, social development.

    Herbert Spencer J. Arthur Thomson
  • This is not necessarily the case with the worshipper of aniconic or unshaped gods.

  • If the wonderland of fancy is eliminated, the monstrous-346- and unshaped have disappeared.

  • She really could not be quite what she seemed to be—that was the unshaped thought in the back of his brain.

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