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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEFORM

And if we are not, it is likely to give the soul such a wrenching as to deform it forever.

I have no wish to know anything which may deform life and mar its beauty.

After two seasons, this rude dwelling does not deform the scene.

In fact, they seem to block up the view, and to deform what they do not hide.

Rain does not deform the face of things everywhere as it does in a city.

I told him, forcefully to deform nature thus could scarce be wholesome.

He is raised and swells, like a pimple, to be an eyesore and deform the place he holds.

It is clear, then, that whatever is contrary to these will generally degrade and deform it.

I told him forcefully to deform nature thus could scarce be wholesome.

There are blemishes, I confess, which deform in some degree the picture.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "to disfigure," from Old French deformer (13c.), from Latin deformare "put out of shape, disfigure," from de- (see de-) + formare (see form (v.)). Related: Deformed; deforming.

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