FORMATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FORMATION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
formation
 n.  a structure or arrangement of something; pattern
Classic Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  Touch the leaves lightly or you'll disconsart the formation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
2  Softly, softly, we know our path; but it is good to examine the formation of things.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
3  Hold your head down, and draw in your legs; their formation might tell the truth too early.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26
4  He scrambled upon a wee hill and watched it sweeping finely, keeping formation in difficult places.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
5  Having stirred this prodigious uproar, and, apparently, finding it too prodigious, the brigade, after a little time, came marching airily out again with its fine formation in nowise disturbed.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 22
6  It is the granite formation, which lies deepest, and rises out, even to the tops of the highest mountains.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
7  So far as institution and formation with relation to man are concerned, monasteries, which were good in the tenth century, questionable in the fifteenth, are detestable in the nineteenth.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE CONVENT AS AN HISTORICAL FACT
8  He was ingenious; he had forestalled Soulange Bodin in the formation of little clumps of earth of heath mould, for the cultivation of rare and precious shrubs from America and China.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—ONE OF THE RED SPECTRES OF THAT EPOCH
9  Fathers, mothers, children, brothers, sisters, men, women, daughters, adhere and become incorporated, almost like a mineral formation, in that dusky promiscuousness of sexes, relationships, ages, infamies, and innocences.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—A PROVIDENTIAL PEEP-HOLE
10  All the nuns in the world are not worth as much as one mother in the formation of a young girl's soul.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—CHANGE OF GATE
11  A profound and unique formation.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
12  D'Artagnan looked at the two women, one after the other, and was forced to acknowledge that in his opinion Dame Nature had made a mistake in their formation.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 35 A GASCON A MATCH FOR CUPID
13  Sometimes I endeavoured to gain from Frankenstein the particulars of his creature's formation, but on this point he was impenetrable.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
14  The formation went on very slowly.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
15  Twelve aeroplanes in perfect formation like a flight of wild duck came overhead.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
Example Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
16  I had met with him to explain the format of the programme and what we had in mind.
17  Which format a participant should choose will depend upon his or her career stage, work situation and individual learning style.
18  It's the same book, but a new format.
19  The designer dummied up the book so that they could study the format.
20  When you download the font it may be in a compressed format, such as a zip file.
21  These stationery pages, available in Microsoft Word format, are easy to personalize and print.
22  Please format this letter so it can be printed out.
23  Most textbooks are a mass of information in linear format: one topic follows after another.
24  Humber's postgraduate programs are offered in an accelerated, intensive format, ordinarily two semesters long.
25  I love the format, and I think it allows for a very natural eclecticism of tastes.
26  What's aggravating is they are not in the same format so it's not like you can cut and paste.
27  The winner of multiple Grammy awards for both solo and chamber performances, Ax believes that the Variations format is the great composer's way of showing consummate artistry.
28  But the content is very difficult to locate, and often in obsolete video formats.
29  This validation process ensures that the data conforms to acceptable formats.
30  Victor's upbringing is a formative influence in his early life.