One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not formulated.‘the unformulated rules of society’
- ‘Those on deportment and dress were understood, though unformulated.’
- ‘Aboriginal society had mechanisms, even though unformulated and largely unconscious to its practitioners, of dealing with religious flexibility.’
- ‘This ‘participatory’ revolution in society did not yet amount to a democratic revolution, however, because a consensus on the terms for the refiguring of Muslim politics remained unformulated.’
- ‘Such external signs, however, are few and probably the language of theologians and priests is at a certain variance with the unformulated imaginings of the faithful.’
- ‘Admittedly this metaphysics is incoherent and unformulated (as indeed it has to be, for when formulated it becomes self-contradictory).’
- ‘She was right when she wrote: ‘He seems to prey on our subconscious, our unformulated fears; the mood is evocative, dreamy, spectral.’’
- ‘My reaction deserves some reflection in the full awareness of the transience of things, according to new and unformulated rules, which emerge from this sort of situation’
- ‘It is an unformulated and untested hypothesis at this point.’
- ‘The hitherto unformulated idea of a profession of journalism takes shape in clauses which assume what was then becoming common form.’
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