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Broadly, the war is between the formal linguists and the sociolinguists.

Taking place after the 400-person formal dinner, it’s geared specifically toward younger people and costs less than one-third of the spring benefit’s entry-level ticket.

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No surprise, there’s been a trend away from formal event–oriented wear, but other than that there hasn’t been much change.

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Those interactions are less formal than what you get with video-conferencing services.

It’s not as formal as perhaps a medical leave of absence where a third party is approving a leave request.

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As a result, training squadrons—called Formal Training Units (FTU)—are being staffed with less than half the people they need.

He hoped also to be a chaplain through his local church, and he was nearing the end of his formal training.

“The psychology of BDSM is lacking in other formal training regiments and interactions,” added Stella.

I remember that he's a food-and-wine maven and rather formal.

“To my knowledge, there was no formal consultation done with the tribes on this policy,” says Eid.

Twice a year the formal invitation was sent out by the old nobleman to his only son, and to his two nephews.

Various matters mentioned by the governor receive perfunctory and formal answers.

Tressan advanced to meet him, a smile of cordial welcome on his lips, and they bowed to each other in formal greeting.

She sat in a distant corner of the formal room discreetly lit by a shaded lamp.

There were two hard formal-looking couches, with straight backs and spider legs.


On this page you'll find 119 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to formal, such as: academic, ceremonial, explicit, legal, precise, and proper.

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