Thesaurus / former

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Gehenna was created before Paradise; the former on the second day and the latter on the third.

Whether the former gives a dryer product or not, the author cannot decide.

The former lies to the north-west, and the latter on the north-east side of the town.

The latter is paid by the persons upon whom it is imposed; the former, by a different set of persons.

In the former case, action has to contribute profit or security or consolation to a self.

We arrived at length last night, after a long and tedious journey, in the former capital of the world.

Saying that the former agents stole most that the government sent them.

For this and his former work the name of Davy ought for ever to be inseparably united with the discovery of chemical electricity.

The former was in much better spirits than he had been since he landed.

In the Eastern SeasW.H.G. Kingston

Why should he marry this girl, rejected of her former lover, who now hung upon his arm?

The BertramsAnthony Trollope

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