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formerly meaning

EN[ˈfɔɹmɚli]
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  • AdverbPREfor-SUF-ly
    1. at some time in the past.
      1. previously; once.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The Sling is also a weapon of great antiquity, formerly in high estimation among the ancients.
          • I had to substitute old parts with the new ones. (This usage was formerly proscribed.)
          • 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.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • The pumps now draw water from this tank, instead of from the "Croton main" as formerly.

      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.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adverbs
          • Uncomparable adverbs
          • Morphemes
            • Suffixes
              • Words by suffix
                • Words suffixed with -ly
          Difficultness: Level 1
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          Definiteness: Level 1
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          Definite    ➨     Versatile

          Other Vocabulary

          Look-Alike Words
          1. en farmerly
          2. en orderly
          3. en formally
          4. en forgery
          5. fr formels
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