I come now to the purely formal
definition of the truth or falsehood of a belief.
Death is a dignitary who when he comes announced is to be received with formal
manifestations of respect, even by those most familiar with him.
In the foreground were box-bordered walks, smooth, sleek lawns, and formal
beds of gorgeous flowering plants, while here and there marble statues of wood nymph and satyr gleamed, sparkling in the brilliant sunlight, or, half shaded by an overhanging bush, took on a semblance of life from the riotous play of light and shadow as the leaves above them moved to and fro in the faint breeze.
Germaine suddenly varied his formal
inquiry in receiving the new guest.
The dinner, the wine, the decoration of the table were all very good; but it was all like what Darya Alexandrovna had seen at formal
dinners and balls which of late years had become quite unfamiliar to her; it all had the same impersonal and constrained character, and so on an ordinary day and in a little circle of friends it made a disagreeable impression on her.
Having, as it were, taken formal
possession of his clerkship in virtue of these proceedings, he opened the window and leaned negligently out of it until a beer-boy happened to pass, whom he commanded to set down his tray and to serve him with a pint of mild porter, which he drank upon the spot and promptly paid for, with the view of breaking ground for a system of future credit and opening a correspondence tending thereto, without loss of time.
Some days later, the insurance offices (two in number) received the formal
announcement of Lord Montbarry's death, from her ladyship's London solicitors.
Perhaps the easiest way to make clear the sources of Chaucer's power will be by means of a rather formal
Lady Lundie looked from one to the other with unconcealed impatience as these formal
courtesies were exchanged between the lawyers.
She was formal
in manner, and made calls in rustling, steel-grey brocades and a tall bonnet with bristling aigrettes.
On every formal
visit a child ought to be of the party, by way of provision for discourse.
The restraining or prohibitory clause only says, that they shall not, WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF CONGRESS, lay such duties; and if we are to understand this in the sense last mentioned, the Constitution would then be made to introduce a formal
provision for the sake of a very absurd conclusion; which is, that the States, WITH THE CONSENT of the national legislature, might tax imports and exports; and that they might tax every other article, UNLESS CONTROLLED by the same body.