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noun as in condition, health

verb as in devise, plan

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I was in great shape for rugby, my job in construction and then as a police officer.

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However, consumers don’t land on the pages but look for a particular product with a specific design, color, shape, etc.

While much of the US continues to cry out for racial justice, a quieter conversation is taking shape about face recognition technology and the police.

Leave computers out of it, and all of a sudden US manufacturing appeared to be in very bad shape.

A big part of learning to draw involves learning to pay attention to the shapes on our retina.

"We live on enormous territory, our eyes have different shapes, we believe in different religions," she said.

Traditional coach seats gave the illusion of comfortable padding but were angular, not reflecting body shapes.

Picasso worked from the photograph to create the blocked, jagged shapes he painted on canvas.

Either way, it highlights the subtle and fascinating way life shapes—as well as being shaped by—its environment.

“Her paintings and paints in the palest colors, and simplest shapes, pretty much covered the studio,” Bradlee wrote.

The pipes are of various shapes and sizes and are arranged in ranks or rows upon the wind-chest.

The tobacco is worked into both cigars and cheroots both of which have a variety of shapes.

One resource so influential that it often shapes the economic pattern of a state is soil.

It's seeing people and objects in their weird entirety, in their true and complete shapes, that is so distressing.

Coming to the first of the dim shapes, he grasped it and thereby propelled the skiff to another beyond.


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On this page you'll find 109 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shapes, such as: body, silhouette, outline, format, pattern, and frame.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.