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take form

To develop over time. By the end of the meeting, our plan for the new project had begun to take form. An idea was taking form in her mind as to how she might remain in her father's will.
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take ˈform

(formal) gradually form into a particular shape; gradually develop: In her body a new life was taking form.
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References in classic literature ?
He dreads the lantern lights may fail Long ere his thoughts have taken form.
The thought having taken form persisted, but always it was more than outweighed by the fact that the black sergeant was actually afraid of his woman, so much afraid of her in fact that he would not have dared to attempt to put her out of the way unless he could do so secretly while she slept.
Another great institution that had taken form and was working smoothly was the Mercenaries.
These and many others little Annie saw, which had come from her own heart, and taken form before her eyes.
11 billion on it that was taken form the national exchequer.
But is it possible that Arnold has taken form in one character we already know?
TE-rk said that people's right to information has been taken form Turkish citizens.
That which has taken form as her, and you and I, opens us up to the satisfaction and joy of being part of that process in the eternal present.
In this final stage of the first edition of Dastak with these children performing their idea which has taken form and appear before public at Epicentre in the form of a 'nukkad natak' (Street Play).
The Poligraphoformlenie Continent has taken form Cyprus assets for $1.
This book helped me celebrate my own inner child and I'm grateful it has taken form in this interactive way," Richard said.
What began as a visionary idea in 2009 has truly taken form.
The paper as been taken form The Headache Center in Empoli, Italy by Panconesi A et al (Curr Pain Headache Rep (2011) ).
The title has been taken form the Jerrettspass district of Newry in Northern Ireland, which was historically known as a focal point for safe passage and for the local inhabitants from towns on either side to meet.
Kavanagh still felt there were positives to be taken form the year: "I think we turned it around after the Antrim game.