These cities want to be the next London, and when they look at that city, they see order and formality.
It was both stylish and somber while being suitably grand for the formality of the occasion.
And his relaxation of evening formality—without losing the exquisite pleasure of dressing up—was as refreshing as a sigh.
The ownership agreement, which is “quite unique,” Feldman said, is pretty much a formality.
Cindy McCain exhibited a similar richness, attention to detail, and formality.
The only formality is the payment of a few leaves of tobacco to the man who performs the operation.
For there was no formality at this meal, and people began just when they felt inclined.
Then the young couple planned to go immediately to Athens without the formality of a honeymoon.
Platonian welcome had an added chilliness, besides, by reason of its formality.
Her modest look, in striking contrast with the stiffness and formality common to the aristocracy, interested Lord Byron.
1530s, "agreement as to form," from Middle French formalité (15c.) or directly from Latin formalis "formal" (see formal). Originally "literary form;" meaning "something done for the sake of form" is from 1590s. Related: Formalities.