In its literal sense Bildung implies a shaping and formative action.
Evolution, like development, was due to a Bildungskraft or formative force.
Formative Reize in der thierischen Ontogenese, Leipzig, 1901.
He had undergone the labours of a titan for twelve eventful and formative years.
Perhaps the Chiltern she had married was as yet in a formative state.
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