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[fawr-mer-lee] /ˈfɔr mər li/

in time past; in an earlier period or age; previously:
a custom formerly observed.
Obsolete. in time just past; just now.
at or in a former time; in the past
(obsolete) in the immediate past; just now

1580s, from former + -ly (2). A Middle English word for this was andersith “formerly, at former times” (early 14c.).


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