What does formerly mean?

Definitions for formerlyˈfɔr mər li

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

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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