adjective, shape·li·er, shape·li·est.
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Origin of shapely
OTHER WORDS FROM shapelyshape·li·ness, nounun·shape·li·ness, nounun·shape·ly, adjective
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How to use shapely in a sentence
With a brushed fleece lining, it looks and feels as comfortable as any medium-weight sweatshirt that’s shapely, not tight.
All of your favorite desserts require the right size pan for shapely and evenly-cooked results.
Orphans is a true literary relic: a small shapely paperback that is tough to track down, thanks to a limited print run.Charles D’Ambrosio’s X-Ray Vision Is On Full Display In His New Essay Collection.|Steve Almond|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At 16, Jen is tall and shapely, a strong, pretty, lovable girl with a crazy grin and a powerful mind.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town|E. Jean Carroll|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was also a play on oval shapes, which formed shapely panels on dresses, or seemingly encased the models.
Would her ministrations to the military be taken differently if she was older, grayer and a little less shapely?Petraeus Affair Stereotypes: The General, The Flirt And The Harlot|Robin Givhan|November 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
All of them are beautiful and sexy by agreed standards (fit, slender yet shapely, big eyes, symmetrical features).
As she left the wood she saw a big hay-stack, as firm and shapely of outline as a house, not a loose wisp anywhere.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The only thing that kept him awake was Sarah's shapely fingers moving deftly among the pages of the sacred book.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
Her luxuriant chestnut hair, with frequent glints of gold entangled in its meshes, waved naturally all over her shapely head.
The other chuckled softly, then waved his hand towards a group of shapely cottages off at the right.Joyce's Investments|Fannie E. Newberry
It 148 was rather the parable of family life that I read in this succession of fair faces and shapely bodies.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson