Sentence Examples


  • An organism was to him something controlled by a formative organizing principle.
  • When this stage was reached the formative age of feudalism may be considered at an end.
  • But we may say that the formative age was over when these features of the system had combined to be its characteristic marks.
  • To assign any specific date to the end of this formative age is of course impossible, but meaning by the end what has just been stated, we shall not be far wrong if we place it somewhere near the beginning of the 10th century.
  • While the political element in the development of the Hanseatic League must not be underestimated, it was not so formative as the economic. The foundation was laid for the growth of German towns along the southern shore of the Baltic by the great movement of German colonization of Slavic territory east of the Elbe.