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Synonyms for formerly
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";

    Synonyms:
    at once, erst, at one time, erstwhile, at a time, one time, in one case, once

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. formerlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    heretofore, anciently, aforetime, of old, in times past, in days of yore, long ago, in past ages

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. formerlyadverb

    Synonyms:
    heretofore, aforetime

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "formerly":

    previously, formely, earlier, former, before, once, above, originally, prior

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How to use formerly in a sentence?

  1. H. L. Mencken:

    Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.

  2. Thomas Szasz:

    Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.

  3. Les Kinney:

    The photograph came out of a Navy file, a formerly top secret file in the National Archives, it was misfiled and that was the only reason I found it.

  4. Mark Sableman:

    I think defendants in modern defamation cases are likely to point to the vitriolic no-holes-barred nature of modern social media, cable TV, and political discourse, in contending that many words and accusations formerly considered defamatory are now understood only as mere opinions, not factual assertions.

  5. 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.

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