Definition of Formalists

1. Noun. (plural of formalist) ¹



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Definition of Formalists

1. formalist [n] - See also: formalist

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Literary usage of Formalists

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1. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1902)
"Putting aside, for the moment, such rather later and much more important works as the Discorsi of Giraldi Cinthio, the De formalists: Poetis ..."

2. The New Laokoon: An Essay on the Confusion of the Arts by Irving Babbitt (1910)
"The great musicians of the past were not pedants and formalists, and only pedants 1 The lines in which Gérard de Nerval describes the suggestive power of ..."

3. The Analyzed Bible: The Prophecy of Isaiah by George Campbell Morgan (1910)
"It falls into three parts; the last message to the formalists; the last message to the remnant; the last message to the world. a. ..."

4. Contributions to the Ecclesiastical History of the United States of America by Francis L Hawks, Lambert Lilly (1839)
"... in the Church—" formalists" and " Evangelicals"—No effort to elect in 1813—Causes assigned for it—Proposal to admit clergymen of other denominations to ..."

5. More Memories: Being Thoughts about England Spoken in America by Samuel Reynolds Hole (1894)
"... Tracts — formalists — New Religions. THERE are defensible impostures, impostures performed for self-preservation, or from exuberance of high spirits. ..."

6. The Complete Works of Thomas Brooks by Thomas Brooks, Alexander Balloch Grosart (1866)
"Look, as shallow brooks make the greatest noise, so hypocrites and formalists may howl, and roar, and cry, and make more noise than the true penitent ..."

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