It was merely a pro forma question; they had enough German translators on the staff.
Father says that is only pro forma and that she must not take any lesson books to the country.
In practice, the periodic Party Conference becomes a pro forma meeting held for the purpose of displaying unanimity of opinion.
The bajans are summoned into the Abbot's Court, where each of them receives, pro forma, a blow from a ferule.
Both had happened to her by the time she had uttered her pro forma remonstrance.
They were there pro forma; a plausible lunatic had pestered the Board, and extorted a visit of ceremony.
Quiæstionibus Magistrorum Scholarum in Parviso pro forma respondit.
This would have been done before except that Mr. Vanderpool expected Judge Bedford to sit and make it pro forma.
Our Spanish friends constantly offered us the hospitality of their homes and with many of them the offer was more than pro forma.