formative

[ fawr-muh-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF formative

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORMATIVE

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.

There is a formative, a creative power in sincerity and also in segregation itself.

All the preceding exercises are "formative" for the art of drawing.

The Irish name for a boat is baudh, which is only a formative of pith.

I mean that I must be alone in the formative thrall of work.

In its formative state it is too soft for such manipulation.

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