formality : Definition, Usages, News and More

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fawr ma luh tee

  • n  a requirement of etiquette or custom
    a mere formality
  • n  a manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies
    the formality of his voice made the others pay him close attention
  • n  compliance with formal rules
    courtroom formality

  • The logo, similar in size and shape to the one that hangs on the wall of the pressroom at the White House , gives the press center a certain air of formality.
  • The House and Senate are expected to enact the bill on Wednesday, a formality unlikely to derail the effort.
  • Though Watne is kind enough that I probably could have invited myself over, my own Southern formality met his Scandinavian reserve head on, and so I had none of his pizza.
News & Articles

  • Synopsys Delivers 2X Speedup for Implementing and Verifying Functional ECOs
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: New Synopsys Formality ® Ultra solution cuts days of effort for each functional engineering change order (ECO) Includes advanced matching, ...
    June 17, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
  • Soccer-No Samba for Socceroos until job is done - Neill
    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, June 17 (Reuters) - Captain Lucas Neill has warned Australia that football can shatter dreams as well as make them come true, meaning Tuesday's seemingly straightforward World Cup qualifier against Iraq at Sydney's Olympic Stadium is no formality. With Iraq already out of the World Cup running and having lost two of their most experienced players to retirement ...
    June 17, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Sports
  • MST: Horner expects Vettel to re-up with Red Bull
    Christian Horner has said that he never had any doubt that Sebastian Vettel would extend his contract with Red Bull Racing, calling the deal a “formality”.
    June 16, 2013 - NBC NEWS

  • Sarah Palin in CBS News
    You kind of get the feeling that the Obama campaign thinks this whole election process is just a formality,Palin said. "They've overlooked though the minor detail of earning your confidence and your trust and winning your votes. And I know...
  • David Plouffe in Washington Post
    Many in Washington have spent the last weeks declaring that outcome of this race to be pre-ordained, and the primary process a mere formality,said Obama for America Campaign Manager David Plouffe in an e-mail. "Yet, in this quarter alone,...
  • Charles Gibson in Washington Post
    I don't know how to project this to viewers, but I think you have to some extent try to reduce the formality or, if you can, make the program less forbidding,Gibson said.

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