Definition of formerly in English:
In the past; in earlier times: Mumbai, formerly Bombay [sentence adverb]: the building formerly housed their accounting offices
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- 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.
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