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Sample sentences for the GRE study word formality

formality can be used as a noun

1."Aye, that is just like your formality and discretion. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2.without devoting any time to the formality of wishing the company good-morning. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
3.The purity of her life, the formality of her notions, her ignorance of the world--every thing was against me. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
4."Must this last formality take place in your presence, sir" inquired a turnkey. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
5."He stated with a good deal of formality that had we not been 'of the same profession,' he would have kept the matter to himself without regard to consequences. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
6."This'll tike us rahnd Edgware" asked the driver, wild-eyed, white-faced and when my brother told him it would if he turned to the left, he whipped up at once without the formality of thanks. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
7.When this formality was ended, as her duties called her to chapel, she left the two young women alone. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
8.Signor Luigi," continued Albert, "is there any formality to fulfil before I take leave of your excellency. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
9.The small amount of truth to visual nature in the work of earlier men went better with the formality of such compositions. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed

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