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formerly

adverb

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1 at an earlier or previous time
  • the newspaper formerly known as "The Newsprint"

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2 so as to precede something in order of time
  • if you didn't get a malaria shot formerly, you'd better get one now

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The first known use of formerly was in 1534

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“Formerly.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/formerly. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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