- v. present participle of form.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or process of giving form or shape to anything; as, in shipbuilding, the exact shaping of partially shaped timbers.
“Then cast away _all_ the loathsome littleness which has rusted and fouled around you, and look at Nature as she literally _is_, in her naked beauty, conceiving and forming, quickening and warming into infinitely varied and lovely life, and then _forming_ once again with the strong and harsh influences of death, pain and decay.”
“The film is continually suggesting trios; the ménage à trois is its underlying structure, from the title forming a threesome between the girls and the city, to the shifting romantic dynamics between the girls, Juan Antonio, and his wild, passionate ex-wife Maria Elena Penélope Cruz.”
“She saw the expression forming on his face and hurried to kill it.”
“The mountain Soevo, which he describes as forming a vast bay called Codanus, extending to the promontory of the Cimbri, is supposed by some to be the mountains that run along the Vistula on the eastern extremity of Germany, and by others to be that chain of mountains which commence at Gottenburgh.”
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels - Volume 18 Historical Sketch of the Progress of Discovery, Navigation, and Commerce, from the Earliest Records to the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century, By William Stevenson
“This process of forming a vernacular word by modifying, in a traditional manner, a technical word, exemplifies an oral folk process among people to whom literacy is supremely important.”
“By that time I wonder how much toy makers and fast food joints had a hand in forming the characters.”
“The Republican Party had a hand in forming the NAACP, and yet we have mistreated that relationship.”
“It is clear that the parties involved in forming the American Action Network all have a history of fighting for pro-corporate policies.”
“Whether a new party forms, or the existing parties change to address that demand; the interest generated by the movement is important in forming the future political landscape.”
“What a disgrace that our own people were involved in forming this legislation.”
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