Can be confusedformally formerly
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Andrew and Fergie separated in 1992 after six years of marriage and formally divorced in 1996.
After fighting alongside her brothers for years in the 1980s, she demanded the women fighters be formally recognized.
He was formally certified as a CIA interrogator only in April 2003.CIA Interrogation Chief: ‘Rectal Feeding,’ Broken Limbs Are News to Me|Kimberly Dozier|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The United States has not formally declared war since World War II.Rand Paul Declares War on ISIS—and Allows Boots on the Ground|Olivia Nuzzi|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The city relented, but the mayor asked the Secret Service to formally request the closure in a letter that could be made public.Behind the Scenes With a ‘Site Agent’: The Secret Service’s Hardest Job|Marc Ambinder|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I had sat beside him at the Council table; I had dined with him formally as the new Archduke, and informally as his cousin.The Colonel of the Red Huzzars|John Reed Scott
Young Rosenthal glanced at her friends, and, formally offering her his arm, said seriously: "You will walk with me?"The Story Of Julia Page|Kathleen Norris
For it was his hope and his aim in this visit, that his cousin Edward should formally promise him that goodly heritage of England.Harold, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The United States are therefore now the only important Power which has not formally bound itself not to employ privateers.Letters To "The Times" Upon War And Neutrality (1881-1920)|Thomas Erskine Holland
I went there, and was formally introduced by Captain Wiley to my brother across a table.My Adventures with Your Money|George Graham Rice