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Usage examples for informal

  1. The hour is informal, I know, but to tell the truth, Madame, after five years in Amara one does not know how to be formal any longer. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  2. This was the paper placed in the hands of Saint Aldegonde during the informal negotiations of the preceding year. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  3. Moreover, our counter was very near the store's main entrance- which meant that we were an informal but very busy little information bureau on our own account- not only about Macy's but apparently anything else in the city of New York. – The Romance of a Great Store by Edward Hungerford
  4. Luncheon was a cold meal, quite informal, and was on the table for an hour. – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  5. My girls are having a little informal dance- just among themselves and their own young friends- quite simple,- in fact an unpretentious little affair!" – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  6. The people began to talk about a cotton manufactory, and at an informal meeting of a few of those interested nearly $ 10, 000 was subscribed. – The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South by Broadus Mitchell
  7. As the service was at half- past six, an informal meal was served at a quarter past eight, to allow the servants to attend church. – Our Bessie by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  8. The group of artists surrounding Taft had formed an informal Saturday night club, which met in a " Camp Supper," and in these jolly, intimate evenings Miss Taft and her sister, Mrs. Browne, were guiding spirits. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  9. Concrete seats are the kind that are most commonly used for formal and informal gardens. – Garden Ornaments by Mary H. Northend
  10. These Socialists held quite a lot of informal meetings on their own. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  11. In town he delighted to visit friends in an informal manner, and was never more pleased than when he could have games with children. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  12. Then he came back to me and asked me a few questions of which I did not then understand the drift- but it seemed a kind of very informal examination. – The Child of the Dawn by Arthur Christopher Benson
  13. His mind was a good one; his education both formal and informal, had trained it fairly well; yet he could not quite make good. – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  14. Though the dinner was informal, there were other guests besides the senator's party, and among them the traffic manager. – The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush by Francis Lynde
  15. Sometimes a paper is read which is followed by an informal discussion; but the usual exercise is a formal debate. – An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  16. It was kind of you both to come in this informal manner. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
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