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  • adj. superlative form of shapely: most shapely.


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  • Since I hadn't had one, I had to choose at random, and said it had been when I'd first watched blacks being packed aboard on the Dahomey coast, bucks to starboard, wenches to port with the shapeliest females nearest the hatches, for convenience, but I didn't mention that.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • The neckline plunged daringly nearly to her navel, actually lower than the slit up the side of her dress, which in turn displayed one of the shapeliest legs it's ever been my privilege to view first hand.

    Sweet Myth-tery of Life

  • One day when I was twenty I came home from playing tennis and I looked in and saw up on this ladder the shapeliest legs I had ever seen.

    Gates of Paradise

  • And not only the smallest, but also the shapeliest.

    Europe After 8:15

  • A sweet-lipped one and soft of sides and cast in shapeliest mould

    Arabian nights. English

  • She rolled up her sleeve and displayed the shapeliest arm imaginable, as white and fresh as her hand was red and rough; a plump, round, dimpled arm, drawn from its merino sheath like a blade from the scabbard to dazzle Pons, who looked away.

    Cousin Pons

  • Actually, even then, those thin leggings that get progressively greyer the higher up the thigh you go, highlighting the very areas most women don't want to highlight, can challenge the shapeliest of models. - Stuff

  • Soprano Rebecca Davis led off a long sequence from Handel's "Rodelinda" with an athletic and precisely pointed account of the aria "Spietati, io vi giurai," then she topped herself with a big, voluptuously phrased contribution to the Act 1 duet from Smetana's "Bartered Bride," in which Ray also produced his shapeliest and most unfettered singing of the evening.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • One day when I was twenty I came home from playing tennis, eager to shower and dress and get away before Troy saw me and demanded I not leave him alone … when up on a ladder were the shapeliest legs I’d ever seen, and when this gorgeous creature came down and I saw her face, she seemed unreal.

    Dark Angel


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