, a. [Compar. Shapelier (?); superl. Shapeliest.] 1. Well-formed; having a regular shape; comely; symmetrical. T. Warton.
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Waste sandy valleys, once perplexed with thorn,
The spiry fir and shapely box adorn.
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Where the shapely column stood.
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2. Fit; suitable. [Obs.]
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Shaply for to be an alderman.
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