definite form

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The feeling of intense repulsion, which had begun to oppress and torture his heart while he was on his way to the old woman, had by now reached such a pitch and had taken such a definite form that he did not know what to do with himself to escape from his wretchedness.
My work, which had appeared so vague, so hopelessly diffuse, condensed itself as he proceeded, and assumed a definite form under his shaping hand.
All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits--practical, emotional, and intellectual systematically organized for our weal or woe, and bearing us irresistibly toward our destiny, whatever the latter may be.
The crystals formed from the water exposed to classical music had created wonderful shapes such as stars and snowflakes, while the others had no definite form, they were just shattered, disarranged pieces of ice.
It's not such a surprise (they are in the semi-finals) because watching the games Wales have been one of the definite form teams of the World Cup.
He made those steps take definite form, focusing on pieces of his life he could improve to become a better person.
amoeba Any of various one-celled organisms that don't have a definite form.
30 Fontwell In good nick and definite form claims on his second start for Nick Mitchell, but has never really convinced when going 2m4f-plus and is opposable given the trip is going to take some getting on heavy ground.
2 : to take or cause to take definite form <The plan crystallized slowly.
Both sentences are ambiguous between a habitual and a nonhabitual interpretation, the habitual interpretation permitting a choice between the definite form (les pommes) and the partitive form (des pommes).
There has to be a definite form of punishment which hurts.