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How to use the word formative in a Sentence?

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I'd say that the events that unfolded on August 2nd 2006 and days afterwards where we lost much better warriors than I, much braver and selfless, that those were much more formative in shaping what I do and will do for the rest of my life. And the actions of that day, we lost 2 really good men. I don't even know where to start. One of my good friends one of our good friends Ryan Job was hit in the face, and I learned a lot that day. Well, I think we all did.

Jonny Kim

added by anonymous
9 months ago

We have become accustomed to seeing her in a more public role, but Kim Yo Jong’s political roots and her formative career experience are behind the scenes, not sitting on a platform listening to speeches.

Lim Eul-chul

Found on Reuters
9 months ago

Top News

I understand that Americans are frustrated right now -- that they are hungry for bold change. I understand that our young people, especially, see socialism as an attractive alternative to the political gridlock and economic recession they experienced during their formative years, but it would be a grave mistake to abandon the American entrepreneurial spirit that has always been at our country's core.

John Hickenlooper

Found on CNN
2 years ago

Politics

We wanted to honor him and tell our story that we thought was fascinating about his formative years that everyone, I feel as a fan...would be intrigued by, mirror Mirror.

Nicholas Hoult

Found on Reuters
2 years ago

Entertainment

We know more about marijuana's negative effects during formative years, more research is needed to evaluate marijuana's beneficial and negative effects on health and mental health for all age groups and effective treatment modalities for marijuana use disorder.

Namkee Choi

Found on CNN
3 years ago

Top News

We lived in England at one time, and I just remember as a kid being brought to these interesting landscapes and places where my dad found inspiration, i remember going to his laboratory… I saw a lot of things that were happening in nature. Those were formative years for me, watching his research and development.

Heather Henson

Found on FOX News
3 years ago

Latest Headlines

This is the only place where you can get a full vision of Picasso's formative years, we have a very comprehensive collection covering the years of his youth.

Malen Gual

Found on CNN
4 years ago

Top News

These were real jobs, these jobs were formative, for them and for myself.

Le Roux

Found on CNN
4 years ago

World

These jobs were formative, for them and for myself.

Le Roux

Found on CNN
4 years ago

World

That particular part of ungoverned space requires potentially unique special operations solutions and we're attempting to provide those options to the chain of command, we've already identified some formative organizations that we hope to be able to work with in the future.

Army Lieutenant General Raymond Thomas

Found on Reuters
5 years ago

Top News

My first memoir, 'Home,' was about my childhood, early training and formative years in the Theater, i am so pleased that my good friends at the Hachette Book Group have encouraged me to share the next phase of my life, beginning with my arrival in Hollywood and the wonderful movies and television programs I was asked to be a part of.

Dame Julie Andrews

Found on FOX News
6 years ago

Entertainment

The principal value, in my opinion, is it connects us to 1776 and the formative years of this country.

Art Cohn

Found on FOX News
6 years ago

U.S.

I don't want to psychoanalyze Mr. Putin. I will say that he has a foot very much in the Soviet past. That's how he came of age. He ran the KGB. Those were his formative experiences.

President Barack Obama

Found on CNN
6 years ago

Politics

Beyond the formative effects of reading on the individuals composing society, the fact that they have read the same books gives them experiences and ideas in common. These constitute a kind of shorthand of ideas which helps make communication quicker and more efficient. That is what we mean when we say figuratively of another person, We speak the same language.

Charles Scribner, Jr.

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11 years ago

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    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
    • A. elusive
    • B. equivalent
    • C. extroversive
    • D. unsealed