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  • n. Plural form of shaping.


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  • With 3 risings taking at least an hour each, and kneadings and shapings in between, this was also a commitment to spending the best part of your day elbow-deep in yeast.

    Daring Bakers: French Bread

  • And so shall you have memory of me, there a-wander among those strange shapings and wonders of that grim Land, the which I had never but supposed to seem but as my memory did retain them, from the lookings of all my life within the Great Redoubt.

    The Night Land

  • And, surely, this doth seem but a sane thinking unto me; but yet without proof, and to be said to you, only as the shapings of my thoughts.

    The Night Land

  • There be theory in this text; this text be shaped by theory, in both subtle and unsubtle shapings.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • And, Jim, what's happening on the Republican side here and are we starting to see the shapings of a Hillary Clinton/Rudy Giuliani -- I know we've got a long way to go here, but what do you think?

    CNN Transcript Oct 7, 2007

  • Thus, appearances are cognitive shapings of subtlest energy/wind.

    The Union of Method and Wisdom in Sutra and Tantra: Gelug and Non-Gelug Presentations

  • The enlightenment-building positive forces, on the other hand, would be forms or shapings exclusively of the subtlest energy-wind that underlies clear light mind.

    The Two Enlightenment-Building Networks (The Two Collections)

  • There were whole networks of shapings and turnings, age lines, not deep, just complex.

    The Women’s Room

  • We are apt to contemplate Christian faith and devotion only in its more private and personal effects on individual souls, the light and peace it brings to the true believer, and the purification and hope it works in the hearts of those who receive it, whilst we overlook its force upon the great world outside and its shapings of the facts and currents of history.

    Luther and the Reformation: The Life-Springs of Our Liberties

  • It is the mere grunt, a little prolonged; the unwrought material out of which the other and more perfect Vowel Sounds are made by modulation, or, in other words, by the shapings and strains put upon the machinery of utterance.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol 6, No 5, November 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy


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