Definition of formerly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːməli/


In the past; in earlier times: Mumbai, formerly Bombay the building formerly housed the National Assembly
More example sentences
  • Such anecdotes illuminate the dry facts and dates in which the past was formerly embalmed.
  • The listed building, formerly the Marvic Hotel, has since been twice extended.
  • The first floor of Glendower House was also formerly the offices of the Tenby employment exchange.
previously, earlier, earlier on, before, until now/then, hitherto, née, once, as was, once upon a time, at one time, at an earlier time, in the past, in days gone by, back in the day, in years gone by, in times gone by, in bygone days, in times past, in former times, in earlier times, time was when;
back, ago
formal heretofore

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