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adverb for·mer·ly \ˈfȯr-mə(r)-lē\

Definition of formerly

  1. 1 :  at an earlier time :  previously

  2. 2 obsolete :  just before

Examples of formerly in a sentence

  1. He was formerly a congressman.

  2. <the newspaper formerly known as The Newsprint>

1534

First Known Use of formerly

1534


FORMERLY Defined for English Language Learners

formerly

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adverb for·mer·ly \ˈfȯr-mə(r)-lē\

Definition of formerly for English Language Learners

  • : at an earlier time : in the past


FORMERLY Defined for Kids

formerly

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adverb for·mer·ly \ˈfȯr-mər-lē\

Definition of formerly for Students

  1. :  at an earlier time <They were formerly friends.>



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