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for·mer·ly

 (fôr′mər-lē)
adv.
At an earlier time; once.

formerly

(ˈfɔːməlɪ)
adv
1. at or in a former time; in the past
2. obsolete in the immediate past; just now

for•mer•ly

(ˈfɔr mər li)

adv.
1. in time past; in an earlier period or age; previously.
2. Obs. in time just past; just now.
[1580–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.formerly - at a previous time; "at one time he loved her"; "her erstwhile writing"; "she was a dancer once";

formerly

adverb previously, earlier, in the past, at one time, before, lately, once, already, heretofore, aforetime (archaic) He had formerly been in the Navy.

formerly

adverb
At a time in the past:
Translations
سَابِقاًسابِقا، فيما مَضى
dříve
før i tidentidligere
aiemmin
nekada
forîum, fyrrum
以前は
이전에는
prej
förut
เมื่อก่อนนี้
trước đây

formerly

[ˈfɔːməlɪ] ADVantiguamente

formerly

[ˈfɔːrrli] advautrefoisformer pupil nancien(ne) élève mfform feed n (on printer)alimentation f en papier

formerly

advfrüher; she was more talkative than formerlysie war gesprächiger als sonst or vorher; the formerly communist countriesdie ehemals kommunistischen Länder; the formerly busy officedas früher so geschäftige Büro; we had formerly agreed that …wir hatten uns seinerzeit darauf geeinigt, dass …

formerly

[ˈfɔːməlɪ] advin passato, precedentemente

former

(ˈfoːmə) adjective
of an earlier time. In former times people did not travel so much.
ˈformerly adverb
in earlier times. Formerly this large town was a small village.
the former
the first of two things mentioned. We visited America and Australia, staying longer in the former than in the latter.

formerly

سَابِقاً dříve før i tiden früher άλλοτε anteriormente aiemmin anciennement nekada precedentemente 以前は 이전에는 vroeger før i tiden przedtem anteriormente прежде förut เมื่อก่อนนี้ önceki trước đây 从前
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That is if you're through telling me about my affairs," for Ned, who had formerly worked in the Shopton bank, had recently been made general financial man- ager of the interests of Tom and his father.
Formerly Fuchs attended to such things after working hours.
They had left the big road and turned into a level plain which had formerly been an old meadow.
Philologists have said that there are but two or three languages, properly speaking, among all the numerous tribes which formerly occupied the country that now composes the United States.
We proceeded successfully, and after a long and fatiguing journey through a mountainous wilderness, in a westward direction, on the seventh day of June following, we found ourselves on Red-River, where John Finley had formerly been trading with the Indians, and, from the top of an eminence, saw with pleasure the beautiful level of Kentucke.
Pyncheon Street formerly bore the humbler appellation of Maule's Lane, from the name of the original occupant of the soil, before whose cottage-door it was a cow-path.
He might truly be termed a legitimate son of the revenue system, dyed in the wool, or rather born in the purple; since his sire, a Revolutionary colonel, and formerly collector of the port, had created an office for him, and appointed him to fill it, at a period of the early ages which few living men can now remember.
Over a deep black part of the stream, not far from the church, was formerly thrown a wooden bridge; the road that led to it, and the bridge itself, were thickly shaded by overhanging trees, which cast a gloom about it, even in the daytime; but occasioned a fearful darkness at night.
Grose, whom he was sure his visitor would like and who had formerly been maid to his mother.
But sometimes he is like the old juggling fellow, formerly a patient of mine in Ceylon, that making believe swallow jack-knives, once upon a time let one drop into him in good earnest, and there it stayed for a twelvemonth or more; when I gave him an emetic, and he heaved it up in small tacks, d'ye see.
Formerly these had been sold as "Number Three Grade," but later on some ingenious person had hit upon a new device, and now they would extract the bone, about which the bad part generally lay, and insert in the hole a white-hot iron.
Now, the road, in fact, was an old one, that had formerly been a thoroughfare to the river, but abandoned for many years after the laying of the new pike.

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