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[shey-puh n] /ˈʃeɪ pən/
having a designated shape (usually used in combination):
a sprawling, ill-shapen building.
Origin of shapen
1250-1300; Middle English; Old English -sceapen (only in compounds); orig. past participle of shape Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Behold,” says David, “I was shapen in iniquity and in sin did my mother conceive me.

  • Oh, those words of the Psalmist, 'shapen in iniquity,' and the rest!

    Elsie Venner Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • They were born in sin and shapen in iniquity, and in sin did their mothers conceive them.

    Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote
  • shapen in political iniquity, it bore upon its face the marks of its origin.

    Union and Democracy Allen Johnson
  • Such people read literally the psalmist's words: "Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me."

    Youth and Sex Mary Scharlieb and F. Arthur Sibly
  • All new time-words now taken or shapen from other tongues must be unmoulded.

  • Then said she, "I thought I had set forth counsels whereby ye should not come hither, but none may deal with his shapen fate."

  • I was shapen in sin and in iniquity did my mother conceive me.

  • The trivial questions I want to put could hardly be shapen in a letter so as to govern an answer that would satisfy my need.

  • Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

    Luther's Small Catechism H. U. Sverdrup

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