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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
          • 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.
          • These ratios agree quite well with those in the variety formerly called mesole or faröelite.
        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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