formerly[ fawr-mer-lee ]SEE DEFINITION OF formerly
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORMERLY
Formerly a hectare of this precious vineyard was worth 30,000 francs.
Formerly he would not have spoken in this firm and decided manner.
It had formerly been the custom to use the guns by twos and threes.
I am delighted to testify to these things, because I had formerly been a scoffer.
Formerly duty was paid not upon the root itself but its product.
You must remember that your uncle is—ha—not what he formerly was.
This species was formerly rare in Britain—indeed all over the world.
Once a week they now met at Montmartre, as they had formerly done at Neuilly.
In politics, he was formerly a Whig, but now acts with the Democrats.
Formerly, they were turned towards the posting-house; now, they are turned towards the prison.
RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR FORMERLY
- a single time
- at one time
- away back
- back when
- but once
- in the old days
- in the olden days
- in times gone by
- in times past
- long ago
- on one occasion
- once only
- once upon a time
- one time before
- one time previously
- only one time
- this time
- time was