Definitions for formerlyˈfɔr mər li

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word formerly

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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";

Wiktionary

  1. formerly(Adverb)

    at some time in the past

  2. formerly(Adverb)

    previously; once

Webster Dictionary

  1. Formerly(adverb)

    in time past, either in time immediately preceding or at any indefinite distance; of old; heretofore

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formerly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4390

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formerly' in Adverbs Frequency: #292

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of formerly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of formerly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jacques Lacan:

    perhaps I am a Lacanian because I formerly did Chinese

  2. Endre Balogh:

    The man we call a specialist today was formerly called a man with a one-track mind.

  3. Arabic Proverb:

    Riches disclose in a man?s character the bad qualities formerly concealed in his poverty.

  4. Mary Wilson Little:

    The penalty of success is to be bored by the attentions of people who formerly snubbed you.

  5. H. L. Mencken:

    Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.

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