- adj.（学校教育或培训）正规的; 方式上的; 礼仪上的;
- 副词: formally;
dressed in formal evening attire
The dinner was a formal affair.
Kennedy had no formal training as a decorator.
They have left us with no other choice than to take formal action.
They wore ordinary ties instead of the more formal high collar and cravat.
They agreed to draw up a formal agreement.
They decided to put their relationship on a more formal footing.
His wife made no secret of her hatred for the formal occasions.
There is no formal linkage between the two agreements.
The relationship between Church and State was delineated in a formal agreement.
Children may find it easier to express themselves in a letter than in a formal essay.
I am offended that your entertainment expert should make such a mistake and hereby request a formal apology.
Formal, exact and obstinate, he was also cold, suspicious, touchy and tactless.
It's illegal to get into a formal agreement with investors that they'll buy in the aftermarket.
Formal talks are still said to be a possibility, not a probability.
Although his formal education stopped after primary school, he was an avid reader.
There was no formal training; they learned on the job.
Formal authorization for the trip was given last week.
The dinner is formal, if you don't wear the correct clothes you'll stick out like a sore thumb.
Sometimes formal English and informal English must be carefully distinguished.
His manner was stiffly formal.
The occasion requires formal dress.
Sometimes formal English and informal English are undistinguished.
The letter is written in a formal style.
Once you have reached formal agreement, you should enter into a contract with the other party.
You'll have to mind your p's and q's with them; they are very formal people.
Today's trend is toward less formal clothing.
You arrived at your conclusion using the methods of formal logic.
People were coming out of a formal and almost Victorian attitude, and you really felt anything was possible.
Already, by paying close attention to and interacting with the world and people around him, and without any school-type formal instruction, he has done a task far more difficult, complicated and abstract than anything he will be asked to do in school, or than any of his teachers has done for years.
However, the agreement specifies that there is no formal distinction between developed and developing nations in their responsibility to cut emissions, effectively ignoring historical emissions.
And now, if you'll walk this way, ladies and gentlemen, the next room we're going to see is the room in which the family used to hold their formal dinner parties and even occasionally entertain heads of state and royalty.
It's difficult to estimate the number of youngsters involved in home schooling where children are not sent to school and receive their formal education from one or both parents
Some parents who withdraw their children from the schools in favor of home schooling have an inadequate educational background and insufficient formal training to provide a satisfactory education for their children.
I'd rather not make it something formal and structured.
He wishes to receive formal training in gardening
It matters as much as a formal talk.
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Office designers' response to this change has been to move open-plan areas to more desirable locations within the office and crate fewer formal private offices.
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We are thus led to distinguish, within the broad educational process which we have been so far considering, a more formal kind of education -- that of direct tuition or schooling.
In undeveloped social groups, we find very little formal teaching and training.
Thus poor countries might not be able to escape their poverty traps without political changes that may be possible only with broader formal education.
They also focused on important rituals that appeared to preserve a people’s social structure, such as initiation ceremonies that formally signify children’s entrance into adulthood.
The relationship between formal education and economic growth in poor countries is widely misunderstood by economists and politicians alike.
A lack of formal education, however, doesn't constrain the ability of the developing world's workforce to substantially improve productivity for the forested future.
Rather, we ascribe meanings to test on the basis of interaction between what we might call textual and contextual material: between kinds of organization or patterning we perceive in a text’s formal structures ( ' , so especially its language structures) and various kinds of background, social knowledge, belief and attitude that we bring to the text.
No matter how formal or informal the work environment, the way you present yourself has an impact.
Millennials, it seems, face the paradox of being the least formal generation yet the most conscious of style and personal branding.
1. being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress);
"pay one's formal respects"
"a formal ball"
"the requirement was only formal and often ignored"
"a formal education"
2. characteristic of or befitting a person in authority;
"an official banquet"
3. (of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms;
"the paper was written in formal English"
4. represented in simplified or symbolic form
5. logically deductive;
6. refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court;
"a courtly gentleman"