What does formerly mean?

Definitions for formerly
ˈfɔr mər lifor·mer·ly

Here are all the 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

How to pronounce formerly?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say formerly in sign language?

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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. Mary Wilson Little:

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

  2. H.L. Mencken:

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

  3. Daniel J. Boorstin:

    Formerly a public man needed a private secretary for a barrier between himself and the public. Nowadays he has a press secretary to keep him properly in the public eye.

  4. Mark Sableman:

    I think defendants in modern defamation cases are likely to point to the vitriolic no-holes-barred nature of modern social media, cable TV, and political discourse, in contending that many words and accusations formerly considered defamatory are now understood only as mere opinions, not factual assertions.

  5. Paul Dergarabedian:

    Perhaps though the secret sauce is the PG rating that enables such films to have mass appeal and offer appropriate content for everyone one from the smaller kids of age 5 and 6 to teenagers, college-age adults, people of middle age and even seniors, what was formerly an uncool rating has now become the hottest rating this year and has powered some of the most successful movies in 2016.

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