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How to use formalism in a sentence
They are usually treated with the utmost sobriety, pondered as great works of formalist – even spiritual – exploration.
Flavin was keen on such mundane connections in his earliest years, then rejected them when he became a famous formalist.
The messy signature actually detracts and distracts from a formalist reading of these otherwise pristine works.
Shklovsky, a literary critic who co-founded the Russian Formalist movement, was hopelessly in love with the writer Elsa Triolet.
Winston is rigorous in requiring what is due to his position—is, in some respects, a fearful formalist.At Last|Marion Harland
But Goethe was not a formalist, and he was very far from the static conception of life which is at the base of pure morphology.Form and Function|E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
As an upholder of the law he becomes a formalist and a reactionary.The Man in Court|Frederic DeWitt Wells
"They appear to like the formalist too, as well as the form," said Colville, with scorn not obviously necessary.Indian Summer|William D. Howells
He seemed to the king to be a tiresome formalist and censor, who was only scrupulous in resisting the royal will.A History of English Literature|George Saintsbury
British Dictionary definitions for formalism
- the mathematical or logical structure of a scientific argument as distinguished from its subject matter
- the notation, and its structure, in which information is expressed