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Shape, vb. (impf. and partic. --d), 1) trans. a) to mould, to form; absol.: “let time s.” H4B III, 2, 358. With an accus.: “to the forge with it, s. it,” Wiv. IV, 2, 240. “some pastime, such as the shortness of the time can s.” LLL IV, 3, 378. “all the other gifts appertinent to man, as the malice of this age --s them,” H4B I, 2, 195. “to s. my legs of an unequal size,” H6C III, 2, 159. V, 6, 78. R3 I, 1, 14. “that --s man better,” Cor. IV, 6, 92. “nor age nor honour shall s. privilege,” Tit. IV, 4, 57. “a divinity that --s our ends,” Hml. V, 2, 10. “he'll s. his old course in a country new,” Lr. I, 1, 190. “it is --d like itself,” Ant. II, 7, 47. With to, == to adjust, to make conformable: “--s her sorrow to the beldam's woes,” Lucr. 1458. “it --s them to your feature,” Sonn. 113, 12. “and s. his service wholly to my hests,” LLL V, 2, 65. “s. thou thy silence to my wit,” Tw. I, 2, 61.
b) to image, to body forth; absol.: “such --ing fantasies,” Mids. V, 5. With an accus.: “when I do s. in forms imaginary the unguided days,” H4B IV, 4, 58. “it is the weakness of mine eyes that --s this monstrous apparition,” Caes. IV, 3, 277. “my hopes do s. him for the governor,” Oth. II, 1, 55. “my jealousy --s faults that are not,” III, 3, 148. With a double accus.: “s. every bush a devil,” Lucr. 973. With out: “I have --d out a man,” Tim. I, 1, 43.
2) intr.; with to, == to be conformable, to square, to suit: “their dear loss, the more of you 'twas felt, the more it --d unto my end of stealing them,” Cymb. V, 5, 346.
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