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1‘the molten metal is poured into a mould’
cast, die, form, matrix, shape, container
framework, template, pattern, frame
2‘an actress in the traditional Hollywood mould’
pattern, form, shape, format, structure, configuration, construction, frame, build, model, design, arrangement, organization, formation, figure, cast, kind, brand, make, line, type, cut, style
archetype, paradigm, prototype
3‘he is a figure of heroic mould’
character, nature, temperament, temper, disposition, cast of mind, turn of mind, mettle
calibre, kind, sort, variety, stamp, type, kidney, grain, ilk
1‘a figure moulded from clay’
shape, form, fashion, model, work, construct, frame, make, create, configure, manufacture, design, sculpt, sculpture, throw
forge, cast, die-cast
stamp, print, impress, emboss, deboss, engrave, etch
2‘the professionals who were helping to mould US policy’
determine, direct, control, guide, lead, influence, shape, form, fashion, affect, make
1‘whitewashed walls stained with mould’
mildew, fungus, must, mouldiness, mustiness
dry rot, wet rot
1‘the ground was damp, with old leaves thick in the mould’
earth, soil, dirt, loam, humus
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