FORMATIVE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of formative
Definition:
a. developing; forming; capable of forming or molding
Example:
Victor’s upbringing is a formative influence in his early life.
Sentence in Classic:
At the appointed time the animals would leave their work and march round the precincts of the farm in military formation, with the pigs leading, then the horses, then the cows, then the sheep, and then the poultry.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
Various groups of people formed and dissolved, the coming formation and dissolution of kingdoms and displacement of peoples was in course of preparation.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
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 Context
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 Context
There is nothing more difficult to pierce and to penetrate than the geological formation upon which is superposed the marvellous historical formation called Paris; as soon as work in any form whatsoever is begun and adventures upon this stretch of alluvium, subterranean resistances abound.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
Civilization was its enemy; and ever since the beginning of vegetation its soil had worn the same antique brown dress, the natural and invariable garment of the particular formation.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
It was on that slender riotous island which extends itself due east of New York and where there are, among other natural curiosities, two unusual formations of land.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Context
Moralists had, as a rule, regarded it as a mode of warning, had claimed for it a certain ethical efficacy in the formation of character, had praised it as something that taught us what to follow and showed us what to avoid.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde Context
False trails and sudden turnings were frequent, wherever a brook or the formation of the ground rendered them feasible; but his pursuers were rarely deceived, and never failed to detect their error, before they had lost either time or distance on the deceptive track.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
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 Context