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[shey-puh n]
  1. having a designated shape (usually used in combination): a sprawling, ill-shapen building.
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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

Historical Examples

  • Shapen in political iniquity, it bore upon its face the marks of its origin.

    Union and Democracy

    Allen Johnson

  • 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.

  • All new time-words now taken or shapen from other tongues must be unmoulded.

  • I was shapen in sin and in iniquity did my mother conceive me.