formerlyadverbuk /ˈfɔː.mə.li/ us /ˈfɔːr.mɚ-/ formal
- The position of our formerly illegal workers has now been regularized.
- The artist formerly known as Prince.
- The building was formerly used as a bank, but is now being turned into a bar.
- The house was formerly owned by the local council.
- Many formerly radical students now work for the government.
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