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pro forma
(Latin)


I uttered no more than a pro forma protest at taking the bed; I had never seen anything so enticing.
Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
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pro forma proforma
Notes:
translates as "a matter of form" and is rarely encountered taking other meanings in other contexts
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  • I uttered no more than a pro forma protest at taking the bed; I had never seen anything so enticing.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • In the midst of an English garrison, screaming was unlikely to attract any helpful attention, but I filled my lungs and had a try, more as a pro forma protest than anything else.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
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Associated words [difficulty]:   pro forma , status quo [5] , quid pro quo [7] , pro bono [8]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Business, Personal Finance, Law
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