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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

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  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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Doug Larson:

    Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.

  2. Thomas Szasz:

    Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Jacques Lacan:

    perhaps I am a Lacanian because I formerly did Chinese

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