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Synonyms for formally

with official authorization


in a formal manner


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Having now, as it were, formally wound up her single life and arranged her worldly affairs, Fanny proceeded with characteristic ardour to prepare for the serious change in her condition.
Sam, having been formally delivered into the warder's custody, to the intense astonishment of Roker, and to the evident emotion of even the phlegmatic Neddy, passed at once into the prison, walked straight to his master's room, and knocked at the door.
Astor for the protection of the American flag, and a small military force, to enable him to reinstate himself in the possession of Astoria at the return of peace; when the post was formally given up by the British government, though still occupied by the Northwest Company.
She had not yet moved from the house, though she had formally handed over the estate.
Xodar and the green Jeddak were formally presented to each other.
He was well acquainted with the senator, but thought it necessary on this occasion to address him formally.
Hilbery formally led his wife downstairs on his arm.
You could see by the shortness of Josy's dress that she was very young indeed, and at first this made him shy, as he always is when introduced formally to little girls, and he stood sucking his thumb, and so did she, but soon the stiffness wore off and they sat together on the sofa, holding each other's hands.
You are not formally attached to any one in this country.
Grace Roseberry would be formally acknowledged--and there it would end.
ISLAMABAD -- A delegation of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) will meet NatAional Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman retired JusAtice Javed Iqbal on ThurAsday to formally hand over its application seeking reopening of the Hudaibya Paper Mills case against the Sharif family.
As the party prepares for Rahul Gandhi to formally be made President tomorrow, there has been talk of whether his mother would formally be made a sort of political chairman emeritus.
Police formally recorded him as a victim of the fire.
Lahore -- Three members of Punjab Assembly from Ruling party (PML-N) have resigned formally from their seats.
UNITED NATIONS, Rajab 15, 1437, April 22, 2016, SPA -- China and the United States, the world's top producers of greenhouse gas emissions, pledged on Friday to formally adopt by the end of the year a Paris deal to slow global warming, raising the prospects of it being enforced much faster than anticipated, according to Reuters.