- having a designated shape (usually used in combination): a sprawling, ill-shapen building.
Origin of shapen
1250–1300; Middle English; Old English -sceapen (only in compounds); orig. past participle of shape
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Examples from the Web for shapen
Shapen in political iniquity, it bore upon its face the marks of its origin.Union and Democracy
Oh, those words of the Psalmist, 'shapen in iniquity,' and the rest!Elsie Venner
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The Bible view is that man is conceived in sin and shapen in iniquity.Natural Law in the Spiritual World
All new time-words now taken or shapen from other tongues must be unmoulded.An Outline of English Speech-craft
I was shapen in sin and in iniquity did my mother conceive me.Self Knowledge and Guide to Sex Instruction
T. W. Shannon