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Princeton's WordNet

  1. formally, officiallyadverb

    with official authorization

    "the club will be formally recognized"

  2. formallyadverb

    in a formal manner

    "he was dressed rather formally"

Wiktionary

  1. formallyadverb

    In a formal manner.

    He dressed quite formally - too formally for the occasion.

  2. formallyadverb

    In accordance with official procedure.

    He formally filed a complaint, which involved much paperwork.

  3. formallyadverb

    In accordance with rigorous rules.

    He proved it formally but gave his students no intuitive feel for the matter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Formallyadverb

    in a formal manner; essentially; characteristically; expressly; regularly; ceremoniously; precisely

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formally' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4346

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2909

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formally' in Adverbs Frequency: #280

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of formally in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of formally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of formally in a Sentence

  1. Ben Brafman:

    Mr. Weinstein intends to enter a plea of not guilty and vigorously defend against these unsupported allegations that he strongly denies, we will soon formally move to dismiss the indictment and if this case actually proceeds to trial, we expect Mr. Weinstein to be acquitted.

  2. Aimee Stephens:

    It would be nice if our rights were formally protected, that we have the same basic human rights as everyone else. We are not asking for anything special.

  3. Singer Dalmia:

    Europe has a debt to pay, but more than that (in) the formally colonized countries, the debates have stopped.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I will be formally terminating Trumps NAFTA shortly, we get rid of Trumps NAFTA. Trumps NAFTA's been a disaster for the United States. Trumps NAFTA's caused us tremendous amounts of unemployment and loss and company loss and everything else.

  5. Zhang Zhenhui:

    In the environment of a Sino-US trade war, in the 'white terror' of a technology war, all executive presidents including me have signed termination contracts to formally leave the company yesterday.

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