Definition of 'formative'
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Perhaps they'll do the formative stuff in part two. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Labour leader was six when the family moved in and he spent his formative years there. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was less than 100 people but it was a formative experience. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Indeed, he cites his formative experiences in church with instilling in him the same values and disciplines he expects from his team. The Sun (2016)It's a product of what's been there for your formative years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This may have reflected his early influences and formative experiences. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was a formative experience which proved a lasting influence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The process is still in its formative stage. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The formative influences on her art included those of nature. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It proved a formative experience for him. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She cites that as the key formative influence. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His imagination was captured and these formative experiences set him on his career path. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The experience of disappointment proves formative. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Not many England players can talk of spending their formative years playing rugby on the beach. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It's probably the most formative part of my character. The Sun (2015)In the formative stages, performance is the right way to measure a team. Times, Sunday Times (2008)To read about her formative cookery experiences, visit thetimes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the way we become kind, selfless souls is by being shaped through our formative years by our parents. The Sun (2015)And he insists he has the ability to outwit him having faced him in training in his formative years at United. The Sun (2013)But I think it was very important and formative and it fed into the books. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In the formative days of 20-over cricket, spin was seen as a dangerous luxury. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But these are interesting and formative days for the precocious Arsenal midfielder's international career. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This England team is still in its formative stages under Hodgson. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'formative'
British English: formative ADJECTIVE
A formative period of time or experience is one that has an important and lasting influence on a person's character and attitudes.
She spent her formative years abroad.
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