This event marks the formal beginning of the Castellamarese War.
L-minus-8, the formal beginning of the countdown, would come at 0400.
There was no formal beginning to the feast.
Let me give you a bit of background," she started, launching into her talk without a formal beginning.
It was a formal beginning for a message from brother to sister, surely-but this was business.
No decisions were made, but the meeting was significant because it was the formal beginning of a joint effort to expand baseball internationally.
But it did not have what composition teachers might call a formal beginning, in which specific themes were introduced.
This was the formal beginning of the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan.
Then a sickness delayed his studies for six months, thus the formal beginning of his education was roughly in the sixth year.
It is the formal beginning of the use of rice after the new harvest season.