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Word Example of - form

    Example Sentences for form

    They form one of the principal ingredients of a good time (see Paris).

    "There's only one form of persuasion to use with an hombre," commented Henderson, gently.

    Shall that form be clasped in the arms of a base-born peasant?

    Directly Puss saw him in this form she jumped at him and killed him on the spot.

    I shook my head and tried to form the letters with her fingers; but she got more and more angry.

    It is softer than silver, and it can be punched into almost any form.

    Still there was no trace of grossness in their form or expression.

    The plough has hardly moved on before the crust begins to form again.

    Needless to say, this form of instruction is in no sense scientific.

    It is like taboo, and is, in fact, the form of taboo in high civilization.

Word Origin & History of - form

    Word Origin & History

    form early 13c., from O.Fr. forme, from L. forma "form, mold, shape, case," origin unknown. One theory holds that it is from Gk. morphe "form, beauty, outward appearance" (see morphine) via Etruscan. Sense of "behavior" is first recorded late 14c. The verb is attested from c.1300. Related: Formed; forming.

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