in the shape of


: shaped like
a cookie in the shape of a heart
used to indicate the type of thing that is being described, thought of, etc.
They offered help in the shape of a loan.

Examples of in the shape of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To add to the Donut Day fun, Dunkin’ announced a partnership with Scrub Daddy to create sponges in the shape of donuts. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 5 June 2024 Knitting woolly postbox toppers, popular in the United Kingdom, in the shape of soldiers and tanks. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, 4 June 2024 Along with the lids, researchers also found ceramics, flint, a box with orange and red tones, an axe, a hammer and a shell bead in the shape of a star, according to the release. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 21 May 2024 Groups ordering multiple creations might find their meal spread over a wooden tray in the shape of a boat. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2024 The resort will reopen in 2027 as Hard Rock Las Vegas, with a soaring 700-foot-tall hotel tower in the shape of a guitar, similar to its Florida property, with the volcano being destroyed to make space for new rooms. Wire Service, The Mercury News, 16 May 2024 Bouquets of flowers, some in the shape of a cross, surrounded the coffin. Eleana Enamorado, Baltimore Sun, 8 May 2024 Made of steel and concrete, the structure consisted of multiple underground passages arranged in the shape of an H and divided with submarine-style doors. Emily Harnett, Harper's Magazine, 26 Apr. 2024 The sculpture has a missing piece in the back of the head in the shape of the continent of Africa. J.m. Banks, Kansas City Star, 14 May 2024

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“In the shape of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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