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In the absence of ceremonial formalities, Francis favored a business-like manner.

The Duke of Cambridge made the comment to a former regimental sergeant major, Ray Collister, 56, after the formalities.

The Copenhagen climate talks (Conference of the Parties 15, or COP15) were supposed to conclude with formalities.

But these old boxes and formalities still determine how entities are viewed and regulated.

She waited for no further formalities, but shaken with the sure foreboding of calamity, turned and fled the room.

"Now, you say you heard your sister scream," said the lawyer after the usual formalities had passed.

Neither of these formalities seems to have obtained generally in classical times.

The masseur had a great deal of trouble in explaining to her the parliamentary formalities of the verification of elections.

He forgot one or two of the formalities which were religiously observed at that solitary table.


On this page you'll find 208 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to formalities, such as: custom, guideline, protocol, code of behavior, decorum, and diplomatic code.

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