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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. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil:

    What a time experiences as evil, is usually an untimely echo of what was formerly experienced as good--the atavism of a more ancient ideal.

  2. Mary Wilson Little:

    The penalty of success is to be bored by the attentions of people who formerly snubbed you.

  3. Arabic Proverb:

    Riches disclose in a man?s character the bad qualities formerly concealed in his poverty.

  4. Notre Dame:

    People do n’t like the flag. They do n’t like the Pledge of Allegiance. Everything in this world they do n’t like – the Redskins. Good Lord knows. Let’s have the ability to stand up. I used to think the First Amendment said I have the freedom of speech to say what I want and say what I feel. But let’s not be intimidated any longer. It’s time the silent majority stood up. it is worth noting... that there is no comparison between Notre Dame’s nickname and mascot and the Indian and warrior names( and) mascots used by other institutions such as the NFL team formerly known as the Redskins.

  5. Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin (1973) "Science and Scientism":

    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.


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