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fawr ma luh teez

  • n  a requirement of etiquette or custom
  • n  a requirement of etiquette or custom
  • n  a manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies
  • n  compliance with formal rules

  • With the formalities suspended, Elvis picked up a guitar and started goofing around, playing an old blues song by Arthur (Big Boy) Crudup called That's All Right.
  • Other than such empty formalities, there has been an awkward silence from most Arab capitals.
  • By that I mean that there's something slightly comic in the formalities of 18th century language on screen that encourages us to look down at the characters speaking it.
News & Articles

  • Chelsea: Who Will Be Jose Mourinho's New Didier Drogba?
    Now that the formalities of contracts and press conferences are out of the way, Jose Mourinho can begin the real workings of his sort-of-new job. Whilst we are unlikely to hear him say “Mr Abramovich , members of the board, I need some money with a lot of zeros, I need to change half the team, move this one and buy this one,” any time soon, the Especially Happy One will want to make his mark on ...
    June 11, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • O and Chinese big eye ‘casual’ summit
    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Dispensing with diplomatic formalities, President Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping planned a casual “shirtsleeves” summit at a sprawling California estate yesterday, aiming for closer personal ties and progress on high-stakes issues including cybersecurity and North Korea’s nuclear threats.Obama was to arrive late in the...
    June 8, 2013 - New York Post
  • Obama, Xi to dispense with formalities at summit
    Dispensing with diplomatic formalities, President Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping planned a casual "shirt-sleeves" summit at a sprawling California estate Friday, aiming for closer ...
    June 7, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Natasha Bedingfield in New Zealand Herald
    Our wedding day was everything we'd hope it would be,Bedingfield, 27, told Us magazine in a statement. "It was simple, beautiful and natural. Free from trappings or formalities, it was more about expressing our love for one another in...
  • SM Krishna in Hindustan Times
    We have to complete our legal formalities first and then we can examine Pakistan's request,External Affairs Minister SM Krishna told reporters in Thimpu.

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