The concept is that the formalism of past summits has made meaningful conversation difficult.
He was accused of “formalism,” a catch-all accusation that, like “Trotskyite,” had the ring of execution about it.
No one should be a slave to such a formalism, but should follow the plan when convenient.
He could never get over the idea that formalism was the soul of function.
They called it 'a tossing of tennis balls,' and set it down as one of the points of formalism.
The outstanding feature of Kiyomitsu's work is its formalism.
It is safe to say that formalism is no longer a characteristic feature of the typical American school.
It was the coldest piece of formalism it has been our lot to witness in an English church.
But they were free from pedantry, from formalism, they left the dying art of the ancient world and made their own way.
There was a formalism to it, there was pomp and circumstance.