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Fashion, vb. 1) to shape, to form: “sometimes --ing them like Pharaoh's soldiers,” Ado III, 3, 142. “--ing our humours to the opposed end of our intents,” LLL V, 2, 767. “that self mould that --ed thee,” R2 I, 2, 23. “he was the copy and book that --ed others,” H4B II, 3, 32. “to be --ed into what pitch he please,” H8 II, 2, 49. “--ed to much honour from his cradle,” IV, 2, 50. Used of the cut of garments: “a better --ed gown,” Shr. IV, 3, 101. “so new a --ed robe,” John IV, 2, 27. With a double accus.: “--ed thee that instrument of ill,” H6A III, 3, 65 (== formed, made thee to be that i.). “all with me's meet that I can f. fit,” Lr. I, 2, 200.
2) to shape, to adapt to a purpose, to accommodate: “how shall I f. me to wear a cloak,” Gentl. III, 1, 135. “f. your demeanour to my looks,” Err. II, 2, 33. “his present portance, which he did f. after the inveterate hate he bears you,” Cor. II, 3, 233. “nature, as it grows again toward earth, is --ed for the journey, dull and heavy,” Tim. II, 2, 228.
3) to work from one shape into another, to frame: “since the quarrel will not bear colour for the thing he is, f. it thus,” Caes. II, 1, 30. “I'll f. him,” Caes. II, 1, 30 Hence == to counterfeit, to pervert: “to f. a carriage to rob love from any,” Ado I, 3, 30. “God forbid that you should f., wrest, or bow your reading.” H5 I, 2, 14.
4) to frame, to contrive, to bring about: “I doubt not but to f. it,” Ado II, 1, 384. “I will so f. the matter that Hero shall be absent,” II, 2, 47. “success will f. the event in better shape than I can lay it down in likelihood,” IV, 1, 237. “a sonnet --ed to Beatrice,” V, 4, 88. “they have conjoined to f. this false sport,” Mids. III, 2, 194. “a thing not in his power to bring to pass, but swayed and --ed by the hand of heaven,” Merch. I, 3, 94. where you and Douglas, as I will f. it, shall happily meet, H4A 1, 3, 1, 3 “his going hence, which I will f. to fall out between twelve and one,” Oth. IV, 2, 242. to f. in == to contrive to put in or insert: “'be thou true' say I, to f. in my sequent protestation; be thou true, and I will see thee,” Troil. IV, 4, 67.
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