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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORMALLY

He concluded by formally moving the presentation of the address to the Queen.

With the other he had taken her fingers and raised them formally to his lips.

Through me, the Organisation now formally both forgets and forgives.

But I have not formally introduced you to my fellow-offender.

This traffic is formally prohibited by most laws; but what are laws made for, if not to be broken?

Dubuche was expected that evening, for he had formally promised to come.

He might lose his berth, or perhaps be formally appointed inspector.

I am here, then, to formally ask your consent to our engagement.

On the seventeenth the High Cliff House was formally opened.

Not, however, until so late as 1838 did she formally recognize the Mexican republic.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "in good form," from formal + -ly (2). Meaning "in prescribed or customary form" is from 1560s.

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