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For Parks, now an accomplished author, the book was a formative introduction to suspense.
50 YEARS LATER, ‘THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK’ IS STILL SELLING — AND INSPIRING AUTHORSDANNY FREEDMANJANUARY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The other recent fast-charging breakthrough is at a more formative stage, but it wouldn’t necessarily require upgrades to existing fast charging infrastructure.
NEW FAST-CHARGING, LOW-COST BATTERIES COULD BE A GAME-CHANGER FOR ELECTRIC CARSEDD GENTJANUARY 25, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
It turns out, as childhood magic tricks go, there was no real bewitchery, just fresh ingredients that I paid little attention to during those formative years.
TRINIDAD-STYLE ALOO AND CHANNA INFUSES AN INDIAN CLASSIC WITH CARIBBEAN FLAVORBRIGID WASHINGTONJANUARY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
What helped Andy in particular become that sort of uber-competitor was having an older brother who’s a bit bigger and a bit stronger than him through most of his formative years.
WHY ARE GREAT ATHLETES MORE LIKELY TO BE YOUNGER SIBLINGS?TIM WIGMOREDECEMBER 1, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The time spent with America’s best miler was formative for Magness.
INSIDE A SECRET RUNNING PROGRAM AT NIKE AND A WIN-AT-ALL-COSTS CORPORATE CULTURERACHEL KINGOCTOBER 6, 2020FORTUNE
I found it deeply formative for how I approach problem solving and partnership with a servant leadership mindset.
BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FROM FORTUNE’S 40 UNDER 40 IN TECHRACHEL KINGSEPTEMBER 4, 2020FORTUNE
Politically they have been neglected, until the Citizens' Union gave them a formative part in political decisions.
THE LEAVEN IN A GREAT CITYLILLIAN WILLIAM BETTS
If children are not in schools, they are yet subject to influences that are formative of character.
THOUGHTS ON EDUCATIONAL TOPICS AND INSTITUTIONSGEORGE S. BOUTWELL
Consequently, we find that behind all systems of primitive religion lies the formative background of natural phenomena.
MYTHS OF BABYLONIA AND ASSYRIADONALD A. MACKENZIE
In its literal sense Bildung implies a shaping and formative action.
THE NEW SOCIETYWALTHER RATHENAU
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FORMATIVE

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