The words of formality trailed off as she stared at the room.
Dusty was a stickler for formality from his men, while Jule's hemisphere was far more relaxed.
But this was a mere legal formality, and on the whole the marriage seems to have met the views of both parties, 'neither of whom had any affection for the other.
That's what matters, not a formality that only creates more stress.
Much of his now ample income is believed to have been spent in secret charities, and he kept a simple table at which, "without the formality of an invitation, he was always happy to receive his friends."