For me to formulate
the query which I really wished to put was a simple impossibility.
Lucy stood by the central table, heedless of Punch and the Graphic, trying to answer, or at all events to formulate
the questions rioting in her brain.
A proof of her weakness lay in the very utterance of what calm strength would not have taken the trouble to formulate
My ardor for Shakespeare must have been at its height when I was between sixteen and seventeen years old, for I fancy when I began to formulate
my admiration, and to try to measure his greatness in phrases, I was less simply impassioned than at some earlier time.
And so that last and greatest of Nikolas Rokoff's many rascalities had not only miserably miscarried through the treachery he had taught his only friend, but it had resulted in the arch-villain's death, and given to Lord and Lady Greystoke a peace of mind that neither could ever have felt so long as the vital spark remained in the body of the Russian and his malign mind was free to formulate
new atrocities against them.
He did not formulate
the law in clear, set terms and moralise about it.
He was trying to formulate
a theory that he had always unconsciously held, that all sisters, excepting his own, could advisedly be ruined.
The events of the previous evening had made me nervous and ill; I had tried to cure myself and attain to clear thinking by walking in the open air, but I was oppressed with a horrible presentiment of evil--a presentiment which I could not formulate
As the controversies proceeded, Wiclif was brought at last to formulate
the principle, later to be basal in the whole Protestant movement, that the final source of religious authority is not the Church, but the Bible.