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Strictly conventional behaviour
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“He bowed to her, in the distant formality of the rich, and then laughed as his hand caught on his sword, spoiling the movement.”
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Something done or happening as a matter of course and without question
“The matter was only a formality for the members at the UDC as they are fully refunded by the Department of the Environment.”
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An act or utterance that is a customary show of good manners
“… bowing to your guest is a formality you don't need to perform for me.”
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A thing that is done simply to comply with convention, regulations, or custom
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“The will was read, but it was a formality.”
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A lack of warmth or openness in manner or expression
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Something said or done as a matter of form
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The state of being austere
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Regularity, restraint
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Loophole; minor detail
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Strait-lacedness
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Speech or behavior that is a sign of good breeding
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A colourful show or display, as in a pageant
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A fine or petty point of conduct or procedure
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A formal presentation of one person to another
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Active strength of body or mind
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