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Synonyms for formerly
ˈfɔr mər lifor·mer·ly

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  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

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  1. formerlyadjective

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

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  1. formerlyadverb

    Synonyms:
    heretofore, aforetime

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  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. Thomas Szasz:

    Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.

  2. Pavel Laberko:

    Companies that produce meat, fruit and other food have a unique opportunity to grow their operations as imports are restricted by Russia's so-called anti-sanctions, similarly, local producers of oil field equipment have a chance to try to develop their analogues of formerly imported products, now that the sanctions are here to stay for an extended period.

  3. Cory Booker:

    Fixing our broken criminal justice system remains one of the most challenging issues plaguing our nation. Formerly incarcerated individuals continue to face overwhelming obstacles as they rejoin their communities, it's often difficult to obtain jobs and housing and many have lost their right to vote. These measures signed today by Governor Murphy will help restore fairness to the criminal justice system and remove some of the fundamental barriers to re-entry.

  4. Christopher Wolf:

    Despite this recovery, beavers are still absent from many streams that they likely formerly inhabited.

  5. 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.


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