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adjective as in formative

noun as in molding

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Women deserve to have meaningful roles in the shaping of the future of Afghanistan.

Apparently, 2016 is not shaping up as a Democratic slam dunk.

But this is shaping up to be the hottest product of the year, so your favorite techie will surely appreciate an I.O.U from Santa.

“It sounds like the kind of decision that a candidate and a campaign would be instrumental in shaping,” she said.

For many African Americans, this is shaping up to be the Ferguson Election.

Miss Rivers took up some brown leaves which she was cutting out with scissors, and shaping.

The shaping of his clubs previously had been done by a rude tearing or hammering off of their twigs.

The rubbing requisite in shaping and polishing war clubs may have yielded a heat occasionally causing fire.

Mysie was feeling sick, and already the thought was shaping in her mind that she would never be able to continue.

He had taken hold of them as crude material, and was slowly shaping them into something like unity.


On this page you'll find 121 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shaping, such as: developmental, determinative, sensitive, immature, impressible, and malleable.

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