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 for Shapen
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shape \Shape\ (sh[=a]p), v. t. [imp. Shaped (sh[=a]pt); p. p.
     Shaped or Shapen (sh[=a]p"'n); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Shaping.] [OE. shapen, schapen, AS. sceapian. The p. p.
     shapen is from the strong verb, AS. scieppan, scyppan,
     sceppan, p. p. sceapen. See Shape, n.]
     1. To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a
        particular form; to give proper form or figure to.
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              I was shapen in iniquity.             --Ps. li. 5.
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              Grace shaped her limbs, and beauty decked her face.
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     2. To adapt to a purpose; to regulate; to adjust; to direct;
        as, to shape the course of a vessel.
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              To the stream, when neither friends, nor force,
              Nor speed nor art avail, he shapes his course.
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              Charmed by their eyes, their manners I acquire,
              And shape my foolishness to their desire. --Prior.
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     3. To imagine; to conceive; to call forth (ideas). [archaic]
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              Oft my jealousy
              Shapes faults that are not.           --Shak.
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     4. To design; to prepare; to plan; to arrange.
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              When shapen was all this conspiracy,
              From point to point.                  --Chaucer.
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     Shaping machine. (Mach.) Same as Shaper.
     To shape one's self, to prepare; to make ready. [Obs.]
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              I will early shape me therefor.       --Chaucer.
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