- Homophone: formerly (some non-rhotic accents)
- In a formal manner.
- He was dressed too formally for the occasion.
- In accordance with official procedure.
- He formally filed a complaint, which involved much paperwork.
- In accordance with rigorous rules.
- He proved it formally but gave his students no intuitive feel for the matter.
in a formal manner
in accordance with official procedure
in accordance with rigorous rules
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