Definitions for formally
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word formally.
with official authorization
"the club will be formally recognized"
in a formal manner
"he was dressed rather formally"
In a formal manner.
He dressed quite formally - too formally for the occasion.
In accordance with official procedure.
He formally filed a complaint, which involved much paperwork.
In accordance with rigorous rules.
He proved it formally but gave his students no intuitive feel for the matter.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from formal.
Formally, according to our law,
Depose him. William Shakespeare, Richard II.
To be stiff and formally reserved, as if the company did not deserve our familiarity, is a downright challenge of homage. Jeremy Collier, on Pride.
You and your followers do stand formally divided against the authorised guides of the church, and the rest of the people. Richard Hooker.
This power and dominion is not adequately and formally the image of God, but only a part of it. Robert South, Sermons.
The Heathens and the Christians may agree in material acts of charity; but that which formally makes this a Christian grace, is the spring from which it flows. George Smalridge, Sermons.
Formally, as an adverb, generally refers to something that is done in accordance with rules, conventions, or established procedure; in a serious, deliberate or recognized manner; with formality or ceremoniously. It can also refer to something that is officially or legally recognized or established.
in a formal manner; essentially; characteristically; expressly; regularly; ceremoniously; precisely
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'formally' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4346
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'formally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2909
Rank popularity for the word 'formally' in Adverbs Frequency: #280
The numerical value of formally in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of formally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sudan formally requested - I formally requested - that UNAMID make an exit strategy. That does not mean it will pack up its things and say goodbye.
We have inadvertently designed a system in which being good at what you do as a teacher is not formally rewarded, while being poor at what you do is seldom corrected nor penalized.
These are important clinical questions that we need to look at and plan to formally, but not from the data we have now.
While I recognize that these organizations can have many positive attributes to offer for some students, I believe that now is not the time for us to move forward on any proposal to formally establish a Greek system at Mary Washington.
The fact that the International Olympic Committee and Japan decided to postpone has a lot to do with the fact that athletes spoke out and clearly told their stories. It somehow made it real, formally, nothing has changed and athletes have formally no more power than before. But the power they have through social media to form public opinion was clearly demonstrated.
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