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ˈfɔr mər lifor·mer·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. once, formerly, at one time, erstwhile, erstadverb

    at a previous time

    "at one time he loved her"; "her erstwhile writing"; "she was a dancer once";

Wiktionary

  1. formerlyadverb

    at some time in the past

  2. formerlyadverb

    previously; once

Webster Dictionary

  1. Formerlyadverb

    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

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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

Examples of formerly in a Sentence

  1. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil:

    What a time experiences as evil, is usually an untimely echo of what was formerly experienced as good--the atavism of a more ancient ideal.

  2. Mary Wilson Little:

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

  3. Gilbert Villegas:

    Emanuel said at a recent press conference. The city says the free IDs will help those who currently struggle to get one – like the homeless, formerly incarcerated and undocumented immigrants – live a better life. NEW YORK CITY MAY ERASE ID CARD DATA TO PROTECT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS You need an ID for a job. You need an ID to get an apartment. You just need an ID for everything.

  4. Carlton Waterhouse:

    It’s vital for us to take these formerly contaminated lands and put them to productive use.

  5. Notre Dame:

    People do n’t like the flag. They do n’t like the Pledge of Allegiance. Everything in this world they do n’t like – the Redskins. Good Lord knows. Let’s have the ability to stand up. I used to think the First Amendment said I have the freedom of speech to say what I want and say what I feel. But let’s not be intimidated any longer. It’s time the silent majority stood up. it is worth noting... that there is no comparison between Notre Dame’s nickname and mascot and the Indian and warrior names( and) mascots used by other institutions such as the NFL team formerly known as the Redskins.

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