Phrases with "formally"

Henry James He added, however, that he loved her in spite of her follies, and that if she would formally abjure them he would as formally offer her his hand. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

H. G. Wells It was the dream of Briggs’ later years to be formally incorporated in the English university system. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

He presented himself, but, because of the lateness of the hour, he does not press for an audience this evening, and is satisfied to have his presence here formally announced. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Henry James The statue passed formally into Rowland’s possession, and was paid for as if an illustrious name had been chiseled on the pedestal. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Henry James Isabel had uttered her last words with a low solemnity of conviction which virtually terminated the discussion, and she closed it formally by turning away and walking back to the house. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Leon Trotsky In many questions he was in a minority of one, even within the Zimmerwald left wing, to which I did not formally belong, although I was close to it on all-important questions. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Robert Louis Stevenson The artillery is practising in the Quadrilateral, it appears; passage along the Route Ronde formally interdicted for the moment. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arnold Bennett He had decided, however, that it must arrive formally by the postman, and he would not alter his decision. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Canon Slaney Poole formally moved the formation of the Union at a meeting held on 25 April. and the Vice–Chancellor, JA Hartley, occupied the chair. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Edgar Allan Poe At the windows were curtains of snowy white jaconet muslin: they were tolerably full, and hung decisively, perhaps rather formally in sharp, parallel plaits to the floorjust to the floor. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

For I cannot write with the authority of one who had known him and had been formally intrusted with the task of describing his life. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Ann Radcliffe In consequence of these depositions she was soon after formally acknowledged as the daughter and heiress of Henry Marquis de Montalt, and the rich estates of her father were restored to her. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Henry James Her face was turned in the direction from which he entered, and she smiled at him while the servant, as if he had just arrived, formally pronounced his name, without lifting her hands from the keys. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

George Meredith Earlier than usual, she was riding next day in the Row, alone for perhaps two minutes, and Sir Lukin passed her, formally saluting. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

H. G. Wells That formally had nothing to do with the quarrel. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Thomas Love Peacock King Henry (the Second) swore by Saint Botolph to make him rue his sport, and, having caused him to be duly and formally accused, summoned him to London to answer the charge. Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock

Tobias Smolle That same night a consultation was held upon the concerns of the lovers, when the match was formally agreed to, and all the marriage articles were settled without the least dispute. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Anthony Trollope Dr. Gwynne made a simple reference to the bishop, and finding that the lady’s statement was formally confirmed, he took his leave. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli I was obliged formally to present him to my brother. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Then in his quiet, thick tone he wanted to know if I had complained formally of the Steward’s action. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Rudyard Kipling He was then formally appointed last and lowest of the carriage-grooms — nauker-ke-nauker (servant of servants)— in perpetuity, on a salary which would never be increased. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

The authorship of it, as has been said, was not formally acknowledged. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

Henry James He was extremely polite to Lavinia, scrupulously, formally polite; and she had never seen him in anger but once in her life, when he lost his temper in a theological discussion with her late husband. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Thomas Carlyle That was not an age of Faith, — an age of Heroes! The very possibility of Heroism had been, as it were, formally abnegated in the minds of all. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

With regard to oaths incompatible with the spirit of modern manners, and yet formally unrepealed—that is a case of neglect and indolent oversight. Oxford by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Arnold Bennett She wanted to command him formally to resume his lessons. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Arnold Bennett It formally constituted him an invalid, and Constance and Sophia his nurses. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

His honor appointed a court commissioner, who made a careful examination of the work, and upon his report Elizabeth Mary Turmore was, at the end of a week, formally pronounced dead. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

Dr. Bruce was on the wire, and after formally thanking the younger physician for attending Mr. Robinson in his absence, he proceeded to the astonishing part of what he had to say. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Wilkie Collins She formally appealed to Arnold to let her go. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Joseph Furphy At all events, regarding the article as treasure-trove, within the meaning of the Act, I formally took possession under 6 Hen. III., c. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Wilkie Collins Grace Roseberry would be formally acknowledged — and there it would end. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Anthony Trollope After that did Mr Gresham mean to withdraw a promise that had so formally been made? But Mr Gresham was not to be caught in that way. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing On reaching home he sat down at once and penned a letter to Messrs. Percival & Peel, formally apprising them of what had happened. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

M. P. Shiel He contrived to rise, to stagger and drag himself to the Temple not far, to knock at Cobby’s “oak,” as formally as if nothing had happened. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

E. F. Benson It was her custom—and a genial one—to make all her guests formally known to each other by name, and she expected the same formality. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Arnold Bennett He was disgusted more comprehensively by the tradition, universal in his class and in most classes, according to which relatives could not be formally polite to one another. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Anthony Trollope He had not liked her, and though he had been formally civil, his dislike had been apparent. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Wilkie Collins During their progress Marie had been formally interrogated, in her prison, by the legal authorities. The Poisoned Meal by Wilkie Collins [1858]

Leon Trotsky Though Lenin formally defended the continuation of the war, this time he did it without his former conviction and insistence. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Shall it not be signed at once?” “It IS signed,” said Robespierre, formally replacing his pen upon the inkstand. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Then I reflected that I had myself peremptorily dismissed my officers from duty, and by my own act had prevented the anchor watch being formally set and things properly attended to. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

Elizabeth Gaskell In a week, or two, they were formally told of the arrangements to be made in their favour. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Theodore Dreiser Mrs. Gerald had, at first, formally requested him to bring Jennie to see her, but she never had called herself, and Jennie understood quite clearly that it was not to be. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

John Lewis Burckhard In consequence of all this, the merchants were obliged to make a second treaty with the Pasha, which was formally ratified. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

M. P. Shiel Her statements, if formally recorded, were not believed; or if believed, were believed with only half the mind. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

E. F. Benson Then she was formally thanked for her generous intention and the Town-Clerk intimated that before the Borough accepted any gift, a small committee was always appointed to inspect it. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

George Gissing There was no helping it; the man had been formally introduced, and, as he suggested, they had begun to know each other afresh. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

It now only remained that the lady should be formally recognized by Lady Devine. The rest of the ingenious programme would follow as a matter of course. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn The agreement had never been formally completed, and the draft could not be found. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

Colonel Marvin was voted into the chair, but refused formally to take possession of it. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

The engagement had not been formally given out, and the wedding was not to have been till the following spring on account of her youth. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Anthony Trollope Directly he entered the room, Mrs. Davis formally introduced him to them all. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott Francis Tyrrel was, in the course of the next day, formally settled in his old quarters, where he announced his purpose of remaining for several days. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Arnold Bennett The goose had not formally beaten him, but neither had he formally beaten the goose. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Wilkie Collins Miss Batchford, formally invited to the ceremony as a matter of course, had most considerately sent a message begging that the marriage might not be deferred on her account. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Pauline had not formally intended to speak. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

He looked at her again with an awkward smile, as he formally shook the gloved hand she gave him, and lifted his soft hat. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Maria Edgeworth Helena asks to come home: yes, but how does she ask it? Coldly, formally — as a duty. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Elizabeth Gaskell Mr. Corbet’s attachment to Ellinor had been formally disclosed to her just before this time. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Rudyard Kipling Keede formally introduced him once as Sir Thomas Horringe, who, he said, specialised in ‘tripe. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Rudyard Kipling The Government particularly wished for his capture, and once invited him formally to come out and be hanged on account of a few of the murders in which he had taken a direct part. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Jeremy Bentham Has the rectitude of this principle been ever formally contested? It should seem that it had, by those who have not known what they have been meaning. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Stephen Lucius Gwynn It was precarious, however; for the Times sometimes took a tone in handling Irish topics which made it difficult for Moore to continue the connection, and in 1827 he formally closed it. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

That necessity will have to be formally recognised. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

He had not, it is true, formally declared himself, but it was evident that he was paying his addresses to her. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Henry James Then it will be formally announced, but meanwhile her happiness is delirious. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

Henry James A perception of the propriety of formally thanking her, and of timing the act just as he happened to be doing — this, he made out as he went, was obviously all that had been the matter with him. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Marjorie Bowen They asked her formally if she was a willing party to her elopement and marriage. Ann Mellor’s Lover by Marjorie Bowen

G. K. Chesterton Mysticism and common sense alike consist in a sense of the dominance of certain truths and tendencies which cannot be formally demonstrated or even formally named. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Benjamin Disraeli Any person who had been formally presented to the consul had this privilege, without any further invitation. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Wilkie Collins On the day after they were scrubbed clean, and were formally re-admitted to the dining-room. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Wilkie Collins During their progress, Marie had been formally interrogated, in her prison, by the legal authorities. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

I will tell it, therefore, as briefly and formally as possible. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Rudyard Kipling And that’s all! You will tell your house-master that you have been formally caned by me. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Henry James More formally to answer it he had at last to turn away. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

Andrew Lang Meanwhile Jasper formally proposes to Rosa, in the school garden: standing apart and leaning against a sundial, as the garden is commanded by many windows. The Puzzle of Dickens’s Last Plot by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope He will, at any rate, forget his love, when he finds that I avoid his company; but, Henri, if he formally asks my hand, and is refused, that he will neither forget nor forgive. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

We will, first of all, see where you can be lodged, until you formally take possession of the apartments which are to be prepared for you. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Arthur Morrison Shake.” And he formally extended his hand. The Adventures of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

And, indeed, even the house had not been formally made over to him. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

John Galsworthy They had become “upper class” and now their name would be formally recorded in the Stud Book, their money joined to land. To Let by John Galsworthy

In the meantime he had not formally consented to Idella’s remaining with her, and Annie prepared to lead back to that affair as artfully as she could. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

The organ was formally dedicated by the Duchess of Comwall and York injuly 1901, during University ceremonies for which WHB played the major organisational role. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Arnold Bennett Aunt Harriet seemed to welcome her then, like a veteran, formally into the august army of relicts. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Anthony Trollope It simply amounted to the adoption of a proposal of the Constitution. The Constitution itself was formally adopted by the people in conventions held in their separate State capitals. North America by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy Anne formally inclined herself and went on. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

George Elio Yes, my fellow-townsmen! I have the gratification of announcing to you thus formally what you have already learned indirectly. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

A friend in the secretariat informed me that my summary dismissal had been formally proposed by one of Sir Charles Napier’s successors, but this excess of outraged modesty was not allowed. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Though the reflections are not formally connected, a common spirit runs through them all. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

George Meredith Your grandad proposes formally for the princess tomorrow morning. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He was proud of Rudolph in his heart, and beginning to be truly as well as formally sorry for what he had done. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

More than that, it was compelled formally to recognise the Council of the Union of Cossack Armies, and to declare illegal the newly-formed Cossack Section of the Soviets. . Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

His mission was to go down the river, preceding Brown’s boat by an hour or more, to tell Dain Waris finally and formally that the whites were to be allowed to pass out unmolested. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Mrs. Bolton had to step over him as she came out, formally supporting her right elbow with her left hand as she offered the other in greeting to Miss Kilburn, with a look of question at her husband. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Anthony Trollope It was now some years since Lord Augustus had been at Mistletoe. As he had never been separated — that is formally separated — from his wife he and she had been always invited there together. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

I see no reason why all this should not apply to yellow as well as to white countries, and I look forward to a future when acts of war shall be formally outlawed as between civilized peoples. Memories and Studies by William James

H. G. Wells But while Japan has become a formally Westernized nationality in the comity of such nations, India remains a world in itself. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Wilkie Collins They both looked expectantly at the doctor, and the doctor (in performance of a promise which he had already made, as I privately suspected) formally introduced them to my aunt and to me. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

John Galsworthy There was Jack Muskham, with a blank face, formally lifting a tall hat as if to someone who was not there, and a short dark man removing a grey felt covering, in unison. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

T. E. Lawrence We had to arrange their minds in order of battle just as carefully and as formally as other officers would arrange their bodies. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Meredith A certain old woman, it seemed, was anxious to have him formally released. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Leon Trotsky In September, I formally renounced my membership in the minority; I had ceased being an active member in April of that year. My Life by Leon Trotsky

H. G. Wells The princes remained formally “loyal”, though in some cases they tacitly annexed “disturbed districts” adjacent to their proper dominions. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

G. K. Chesterton He made a sort of doubtful salute, which Syme somewhat more formally returned. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Henry James During the next three weeks Newman saw Bellegarde several times, and without formally swearing an eternal friendship the two men established a sort of comradeship. The American by Henry James [1877]

John Morley It would be a great mistake to suppose that Frederick consciously and formally recognized the ultimate ends of his policy. Voltaire by John Morley

Mr. Seddon was in hiding, I think, all the time, though not formally absent. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Benjamin Disraeli It was an important social season for Corisande, for she was to be formally introduced into the great world, and to be presented at court. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Bronislaw Malinowski These facts suffice formally to define the individual marriage and individual rights of the husband to his wife. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Henry Fielding He had of himself retired to his monastery in Normandy; but that did not content me: I had him formally banished, the see declared vacant, and then filled up by another. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

E. Phillips Oppenheim Afterwards, alas! I must dine formally at the Aust—at my friend’s. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Wilkie Collins I should have formally accepted your father’s hospitality on the occasion of your wedding — if I had been well enough and if the wedding had taken place. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

In a royal proclamation issued shortly afterwards, Charles II. formally pardoned the murderers, but declared his intention never to extend in future any mercy to such offenders. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Charles Dickens A fortnight before the day of her departure for London, she had formally called to take leave of all her acquaintance; saying she should need all the intermediate time for packing up. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

Wilkie Collins Late that night Amelius sat alone in his room, making notes for the lecture which he had now formally engaged himself to deliver in a week’s time. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

George Gissing And that night she apologised formally to Mumford for taking his wife so much from home. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

Jules Verne Colonel Heneage Finch Murphy and Major Sir John Temple Oliphant stood, grave and prim, formally awaiting the arrival of their visitors. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

If the Whigs got a majority and introduced an Emancipation Bill, he would have satisfied his constituents by formally opposing the measure and would not have gone beyond this. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Ford Madox Ford He shall not! Your committee will request him formally to withdraw his resignation. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Anthony Trollope At any rate, he had never again attempted love, and had formally declared to his sister that, as he did not intend to marry, Harry should be regarded as his son. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope Bell must come back before they would do that, and the express assent of the squire must be formally obtained. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

It will be formally announced in the papers in a day or two. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

Walter Scott He presented me to the priest as his lawful offspring; and the law of Scotland, benevolent to the helpless child, will not allow him now to disown what he so formally admitted. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

John Morley The Committee of Trade at Manchester formally returned him their grateful acknowledgments for the active part that he had taken in the business of the Jamaica free ports. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Leon Trotsky The conference met in Vienna in August, 1912, without the Bolsheviks, and I found myself formally in a “bloc” with the Mensheviks and a few disparate groups of Bolshevik dissenters. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Arthur Machen This is formally asserted of the Asiki; and in Celtdom we have the legends of the changeling, the little, dark creature found in the cradle of the big, red-haired Celtic baby. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Arnold Bennett She had feared the return, because only upon the return was the marriage to be formally acknowledged and published. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Charles Dickens Even Mr. Commissioner Pordage (and he was a grave one!) formally addressed her as Mrs. Belltott, but, I shall come to Mr. Commissioner Pordage presently. The Perils of Certain English Prisoners by Charles Dickens [1857]

Arthur Conan Doyle She has answered, formally enough, to say that if I should change my mind I should find her at home at the usual hour. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Walter Scott But whatever answers he chooses to give are formally written down, and being subscribed by himself and the magistrate, are produced against the accused in case of his being brought to trial. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Charles Kingsley For, in the first place, any such curse is formally abrogated in the eighth chapter and twenty-first verse of the very same document —“I will not again curse the earth any more for man’s sake. The Natural Theology of the Future by Charles Kingsley

Kenneth Grahame The shepherd was formally introduced and many compliments and kind inquiries were exchanged. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame