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Definitions of formed

  1.   having or given a form or shape
  2.   Arranged, as stars in a constellation; as, formed stars.
  3.   clearly defined; " I have no formed opinion about the chances of success"
  4.   having taken on a definite arrangement; " cheerleaders were formed into letters"; " we saw troops formed into columns"
  5.   of Form
  6.   Arranged.
  7.   formed in the mind
  8.   fully developed as by discipline or training; " a fully formed literary style"
  9.   Having structure; capable of growth and development; organized; as, the formed or organized ferments. See Ferment, n.

Antonyms for formed

formless, unshapen, shapeless, unformed, unstructured, amorphous, unshaped.

Quotes of formed

  1. I found I wasn't asking good enough questions because I assumed I knew something. I would box them into a corner with a badly formed question, and they didn't know how to get out of it. Now, I let them take me through it step by step, and I listen. – Alan Alda
  2. As to judging our own time, and thereby gaining some basis for a judgment of future possibilities, we are doubtless not only too close to it to appraise it but too much formed by it and enclosed within it to do so. – Emily Greene Balch
  3. I am sure my fellow -scientists will agree with me if I say that whatever we were able to achieve in our later years had its origin in the experiences of our youth and in the hopes and wishes which were formed before and during our time as students. – Felix Bloch
  4. In 1975 I was among a group of blacks who formed the Black Americans in Support of Israel Committee. – David Dinkins
  5. Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth. – Desiderius Erasmus
  6. I like the idea that people have formed their own opinions. And of course once people meet me or talk to me their opinion totally changes because I'm much more that girl that you hang out with than you think. – Willa Ford
  7. Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character. – Heraclitus
  8. Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance. – William Ralph Inge
  9. The U. S. always needs an enemy. It comes and goes. Today it is Islam. According to this plan or ideology of the born -again Christians who formed an alliance with Zionism, Islam is the monster. – Walid Jumblatt
  10. While I was into many different types of music, and played with many different local groups, I really didn't have a band to call my own until Dire Straits was formed in 1977. – Mark Knopfler
  11. Architecture is a science arising out of many other sciences, and adorned with much and varied learning; by the help of which a judgment is formed of those works which are the result of other arts. – Marcus V. Pollio
  12. By moving them vertically, a representative mean curve could be formed and individual events were then characterized by individual logarithmic differences from the standard curve. – Charles Francis Richter
  13. I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education. – David Rockefeller
  14. Obviously the facts are never just coming at you but are incorporated by an imagination that is formed by your previous experience. Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts. – Philip Roth
  15. The Roman legions were formed in the first instance of citizen soldiers, who yet had been made to submit to a rigid discipline, and to feel that in that submission lay their strength. – Goldwin Smith

Usage examples for formed

  1. She had no thoughts, no consciousness; for her nothing existed but the luminous and wonderful figure of Akhnaton which had formed itself in front of her. ” – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  2. But he had formed his plan, and was thinking it over. ” – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic
  3. His letter to the woman of violet eyes, written a week ago, in the half- formed idea of sending it some day. ” – By Reef and Palm by Louis Becke
  4. “ A similar association of the Law School was formed in 1871 and before many years all the departments had similar bodies. ” – The University of Michigan by Wilfred Shaw
  5. If we move the green slit almost into the yellowish green, we shall find that the red slit has to be entirely closed, and that white light is formed of the two colours, yellowish green and violet. ” – Colour Measurement and Mixture by W. de W. Abney
  6. He had no reason to fear any break in this friendship that had been formed – Prince Fortunatus by William Black
  7. As he took notes, asked questions, formed his " story" in his mind, Mark never took his eyes off that group in the corner. ” – The Readjustment by Will Irwin
  8. “ I was prosperous and well able to carry out the plan I had formed – The Vizier of the Two-Horned Alexander by Frank R. Stockton
  9. How on earth could that have been formed – Unexplored! by Allen Chaffee
  10. Before he had formed any plan, a movement took place near the door. ” – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  11. “ Polly's white lips only formed the words, " Dr. Fisher- I'll go- you stay here and help Mamsie," and she was off in a flash. ” – The Adventures of Joel Pepper by Margaret Sidney
  12. Carbonic acid is a gas formed by oxygen and carbon. ” – In Search of a Son by William Shepard Walsh
  13. After this he asked me some questions, which showed me that he understood more than I had thought, and had formed correct reasons why my love had been taken away. ” – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking
  14. It was decided that fifty thousand dollars was necessary, and a committee had been formed – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  15. “ " Well, if he has formed hopes, George, you cannot but own that it is natural. ” – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  16. I'm glad I know, because otherwise I might have formed quite a wrong impression when I came here and found you with money to burn. ” – The Gem Collector by P. G. Wodehouse
  17. My throat was formed and such a throat! ” – Candide by Voltaire Commentator: Philip Littell
  18. The crowd formed in behind and followed. ” – Smoke Bellew by Jack London
  19. He could not endure to think that she had formed the most of her ideas before she knew him: the thought of her past was horrible to him. ” – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  20. If only my sister had lived she might have formed him. ” – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham