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Usage examples for formally

  1. Carlin answered: " The business way would be to formally expel him from the Club, and to write him that, without waiving any legal rights, we will give him the time he requires in which to settle." – The Comstock Club by Charles Carroll Goodwin
  2. Possession having been formally delivered to our commissioner, the territory remains for the present in care of a military force, awaiting such civil organization as shall be directed by Congress. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. I have taken a liking to you, and some time, when I get the opportunity, I shall give you some useful advice, but I must treat you very formally, at least till you have had audience with the king. – The Land of the Changing Sun by William N. Harben
  4. He gave Enoch a glance and greeted the chief executive, then bowed formally to Enoch, and stood waiting. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  5. On March 22, the new Russian government was formally recognized by the United States and later a loan of $ 100, 000, 000 was made. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  6. 1915- The great canal is formally opened. – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  7. They say the Lord's Prayer at school perhaps, formally and hurriedly in the morning, they hear the prayer from the superintendent's desk on Sunday, or perchance remember the evening, " Now I lay me down to sleep," which is said in many homes not Christian, by the little child. – The Girl and Her Religion by Margaret Slattery
  8. Two days later the mountain- district of Asturias, with a population of half a million, formally declared war on Napoleon, and despatched envoys to Great Britain to ask for assistance. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  9. No, she replied somewhat formally; that isn't what I thought. – Prescott of Saskatchewan by Harold Bindloss
  10. And three other- shall we say gentlemen- whom I myself have never met formally. – Ralestone Luck by Andre Norton
  11. The letter was not cordial, and the writer evidently but half satisfied; but, such as it was, her consent was here formally announced. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  12. " I shall be most grateful," he said formally. – Wizard by Laurence Mark Janifer (AKA Larry M. Harris)
  13. To pray, formally at least, is quite easy; to give, is a little more difficult; but to go, in the minds of most persons, is entirely out of the question. – Thoughts on Missions by Sheldon Dibble
  14. Miss Irma, after being formally introduced to the school, left the sort of throne which had been set for her beside my father, to go and sit beside Agnes Anne at the top of the highest form of girls. – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  15. He has formally taken leave, saying that medicine is useless, and that it is no use for him to return any more. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  16. The noble lord, since they had been in Newport, had freely opened his mind to Mrs. Mavick, and on a fit occasion had formally requested her daughter's hand. – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  17. Let me introduce you formally to my brother! – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  18. President Dorsheimer, in behalf of the Commission, then formally presented the Park to the State of New York. – The Niagara River by Archer Butler Hulbert
  19. To avert this catastrophe a large, elaborately framed photograph was duly sent from Sydney and formally presented by Mr. Haggard. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
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