form (n.) Old form(s): forme
pattern, shaping, outcome, order
2H4 III.i.83[Warwick to King Henry IV, of the course of events] by the necessary form of this / King Richard might create a perfect guess
KJ V.iv.50[Salisbury to Melun, of returning his allegiance to King John] I do love the favour and the form / Of this most fair occasion
KJ V.vii.26[Salisbury to Prince Henry, of King John] you are born / To set a form upon that indigest / Which he hath left so shapeless and so rude
LLL V.ii.517[Princess to King, of those presenting the pageant] Their form confounded makes most form in mirth [second instance]
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