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I breathed freely, and my form seemed to expand itself with buoyant life.

Considered as a form of self-sacrifice, it was not without its pleasures.

What other form of government, indeed, can so well deserve our esteem and love?

We don't have to talk late into the night about which form of government is better.

Every motion in his great soul was reflected in his face and form.

Those of us who have no form of pietism feel cut off from making the attempt at all.

We form a habit of conquering as insistent as any other habit.

But Mammon was never the name of an idol or other form of false deity.

But how the form of such a woman must be dwarfed in the camera of such a man's mind!

The food value it does have is carbohydrate in the form of sugar.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Old French forme "physical form, appearance, pleasing looks; shape, image," from Latin forma "form, contour, figure, shape; appearance, looks' model, pattern, design; sort, kind condition," origin unknown. One theory holds that it is from Greek morphe "form, beauty, outward appearance" (see Morpheus) via Etruscan [Klein]. Sense of "behavior" is first recorded late 14c. Meaning "a document with blanks to be filled in" is from 1855.

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