form (n.) Old form(s): forme
substance, essence, true meaning
1H4 I.iii.208[Worcester to Northumberland, of Hotspur] He apprehends a world of figures here, / But not the form of what he should attend
Sonn.43.6[] How would thy shadow's form form happy show [first instance]
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