once, formerly, at one time, erstwhile, erst(adverb)
at a previous time
"at one time he loved her"; "her erstwhile writing"; "she was a dancer once";
at some time in the past
in time past, either in time immediately preceding or at any indefinite distance; of old; heretofore
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'formerly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4390
Rank popularity for the word 'formerly' in Adverbs Frequency: #292
The numerical value of formerly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of formerly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.
As I know more of mankind I expect less of them, and am ready now to call a man a good man upon easier terms than I was formerly.
Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
Our tribute to Muhmmad Ali has disappeared, please help us locate the red bicycle we hung from our University Center( formerly Columbia Gym) in Muhmmad Ali honor.
On one site, it has constructed a significant new area that was formerly under water and at another it has used land reclamation to add acreage to an existing island.
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- в миналото, преди, някогаBulgarian
- dříve, kdysiCzech
- früher, ehemalsGerman
- πρώην, προηγούμενος, προηγουμένωςGreek
- antes, anteriormenteSpanish
- aiemmin, kerranFinnish
- autrefois, auparavant, anciennementFrench
- roimheScottish Gaelic
- لهمهو پێش, جارانKurdish
- ałkʼidą́ą́ʼNavajo, Navaho
- przedtem, na przodziePolish
- antes, antigamentePortuguese
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