formerly definition

  • adverb:
    • At a youthful time; once.
    • at some point previously
    • formerly; once
    • eventually past, either in time instantly preceding or at any long length; of old; heretofore.
    • At an earlier time; when.
    • At an earlier time; as soon as.
    • At an early on time; once.
    • sometime in the past
    • at some point before
    • at some time previously
    • at a previous time
    • previously; once
    • previously; when
    • formerly; once
    • with time past, either in time straight away preceding or at any indefinite length; of old; heretofore.
    • with time last, in a choice of time instantly preceding or at any indefinite distance; of old; heretofore.
    • at a previous time
    • at a previous time
    • over time past, either in time immediately preceding or at any indefinite length; of old; heretofore.
    • at a previous time
    • At an earlier time; once.
    • at some time in past times
    • previously; once
    • with time last, either in time instantly preceding or at any long length; of old; heretofore.
    • At an early on time; when.
    • at some time in past times
    • formerly; once
    • over time past, in a choice of time straight away preceding or at any indefinite length; of old; heretofore.
    • At an early on time; when.
    • At a youthful time; when.
    • At a youthful time; once.
    • at some point previously
    • formerly; when
    • sometime in the past
    • At an early on time; as soon as.
    • sometime before
    • In time last, either in time immediately preceding or at any long distance; of old; heretofore.
    • at some point in past times
    • formerly; once
    • previously; when
    • previously; once
    • In time past, either in time instantly preceding or at any long length; of old; heretofore.
    • In time past, in a choice of time immediately preceding or at any indefinite distance; of old; heretofore.
    • at a previous time
    • over time last, either in time straight away preceding or at any long length; of old; heretofore.
    • at a previous time
    • at a previous time
    • at a previous time
    • at a previous time
    • at a previous time
    • At an earlier time; as soon as.
    • sometime in the past
    • formerly; once
    • At a youthful time; when.
    • In time last, in a choice of time straight away preceding or at any long distance; of old; heretofore.
    • sometime in past times
    • formerly; as soon as
    • at a previous time
    • In time past, either in time immediately preceding or at any long length; of old; heretofore.
    • At an earlier time; as soon as.
    • at some point in past times
    • formerly; when
    • at a previous time
    • eventually last, in a choice of time instantly preceding or at any long distance; of old; heretofore.
    • at a previous time
  • others:
    • First; firstly; in advance.
    • In time previous; at a specific point or through an indefinite period before; of old; here-to-fore.
    • over time only past; just now; as aforesaid.
    • Synonyms As Soon As, anciently; Formerly, Formerly. Previously indicates prior to the present time, and perhaps a substantial time before; formerly, before some certain occasion or time, and usually up to that time: as, the rates of postage were formerly greater than today; they certainly were low in 1845, having formerly already been at typically about 12½ cents.
    • First; to start with; upfront.
    • First; first of all; in advance.
    • with time past; at a specific point or through an indefinite period before; of old; here-to-fore.
    • eventually previous; at a particular point or through an indefinite period previously; of old; here-to-fore.
    • In time only previous; at the moment; as aforesaid.
    • eventually just past; at the moment; as aforesaid.
    • Synonyms Once, anciently; Formerly, Previously. Formerly means before the present time, and perhaps a considerable time before; previously, before some particular event or time, and generally up to that point: as, the rates of postage were formerly much higher than now; they were reduced in 1845, having previously been at an average of about 12½ cents.
    • Synonyms Once, anciently; Formerly, Previously. Formerly means prior to the present-time, and perhaps a considerable time before; previously, before some specific event or time, and generally around that time: as, the rates of postage were formerly a lot higher than today; they certainly were low in 1845, having previously already been at an average of about 12½ cents.
    • very first; to start with; first.
    • over time past; at a specific point or through an indefinite period before; of old; here-to-fore.
    • In time simply past; at the moment; as aforesaid.
    • Synonyms As Soon As, anciently; Previously, Formerly. Previously suggests ahead of the present-time, and maybe a considerable time before; formerly, before some certain occasion or time, and usually to that point: as, the rates of postage had been formerly higher than now; these were lower in 1845, having previously been at typically about 12½ cents.
    • very first; to begin with; beforehand.
    • over time past; at a certain point or through an indefinite duration in the past; of old; here-to-fore.
    • very first; to start with; beforehand.
    • eventually previous; at a particular point or through an indefinite duration before; of old; here-to-fore.
    • over time just previous; at the moment; as aforesaid.
    • In time just previous; just now; as aforesaid.
    • very first; first of all; before you start.
    • Synonyms Once, anciently; Formerly, Previously. Formerly means before the present time, and perhaps a considerable time before; previously, before some particular event or time, and generally up to that point: as, the rates of postage were formerly much higher than now; they were reduced in 1845, having previously been at an average of about 12½ cents.
    • First; to start with; first.
    • First; first; beforehand.
    • Synonyms When, anciently; Previously, Previously. Previously means ahead of the present-time, and perhaps a substantial time before; formerly, before some particular event or time, and usually around that point: as, the prices of postage were previously a lot higher than today; these people were lower in 1845, having formerly already been at on average about 12½ cents.
    • over time previous; at a certain point or through an indefinite period in past times; of old; here-to-fore.
    • very first; firstly; upfront.
    • In time previous; at a particular point or through an indefinite period in past times; of old; here-to-fore.
    • over time only previous; just now; as aforesaid.
    • over time past; at a particular point or through an indefinite duration previously; of old; here-to-fore.
    • Synonyms Once, anciently; Previously, Previously. Previously suggests prior to the present-time, as well as perhaps a large time before; formerly, before some certain event or time, and usually around that time: as, the rates of postage had been formerly higher than now; these people were low in 1845, having previously already been at on average about 12½ dollars.
    • eventually past; at a specific point or through an indefinite duration before; of old; here-to-fore.
    • In time just previous; just now; as aforesaid.
    • In time simply previous; just now; as aforesaid.
    • Synonyms As Soon As, anciently; Formerly, Previously. Previously suggests prior to the present-time, as well as perhaps a considerable time before; previously, before some particular event or time, and usually to that point: as, the rates of postage had been formerly a lot higher than today; these people were low in 1845, having previously been at an average of about 12½ cents.
    • Synonyms Once, anciently; Formerly, Previously. Previously means prior to the present-time, and perhaps a considerable time before; previously, before some specific event or time, and usually as much as that point: as, the rates of postage had been formerly much higher than now; these people were low in 1845, having formerly already been at an average of about 12½ cents.
    • with time simply previous; just now; as aforesaid.
    • Synonyms When, anciently; Formerly, Formerly. Formerly implies before the present-time, and maybe a substantial time before; formerly, before some certain occasion or time, and generally to the period: as, the rates of postage were formerly much higher than now; these people were low in 1845, having previously been at on average about 12½ dollars.
    • First; first of all; beforehand.
    • over time previous; at a specific point or through an indefinite period in the past; of old; here-to-fore.
    • over time simply past; at the moment; as aforesaid.
    • Synonyms Once, anciently; Previously, Formerly. Formerly means ahead of the present-time, as well as perhaps a substantial time before; previously, before some specific event or time, and usually as much as the period: as, the rates of postage had been formerly greater than now; they were low in 1845, having formerly been at an average of about 12½ cents.
    • First; first of all; beforehand.
    • In time past; at a specific point or through an indefinite period in past times; of old; here-to-fore.
    • eventually simply past; at the moment; as aforesaid.
    • Synonyms When, anciently; Formerly, Previously. Formerly means before the present time, and perhaps a substantial time before; previously, before some specific event or time, and generally around that point: as, the prices of postage were formerly higher than now; they were reduced in 1845, having formerly been at on average about 12½ dollars.
    • very first; first; ahead of time.
    • In time previous; at a particular point or through an indefinite duration before; of old; here-to-fore.
    • eventually simply past; at the moment; as aforesaid.
    • Synonyms Once, anciently; Formerly, Formerly. Formerly indicates before the present-time, and perhaps a substantial time before; formerly, before some certain event or time, and generally to the period: as, the prices of postage were formerly a lot higher than today; these people were reduced in 1845, having previously been at an average of about 12½ cents.

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