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formerly

EN[ˈfɔɹmɚli] [ˈfɔːməli]
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    Definition of formerly in English Dictionary

  • AdverbPREfor-SUF-ly
    1. at some time in the past.
      1. previously; once.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The neighborhood, a blocky parcel formerly known as Trains Meadows and about 30 minutes by subway from Midtown Manhattan, was created in the early 20th century as a suburblike development.
          • I had to substitute old parts with the new ones. (This usage was formerly proscribed.)
          • The Sling is also a weapon of great antiquity, formerly in high estimation among the ancients.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • The pumps now draw water from this tank, instead of from the "Croton main" as formerly.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adverbs
          • Uncomparable adverbs
          • Morphemes
            • Suffixes
              • Words by suffix
                • Words suffixed with -ly

          Other Vocabulary

          Look-Alike Words
          1. en farmerly
          2. en orderly
          3. en formally
          4. en forgery
          5. en formelt
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of formerly for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "formerly" is an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
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