Definition of formerly:
centuries ago, in former times, anteriorly, some time ago, way back when, time out of mind, onetime, before, once, used to be, a while back, eons ago, afore, in the past, in one case, anciently, before this, preliminarily, in olden times, beforehand, in days gone by, at a time, one time, antecedently, erstwhile, earlier, at once, in the old days, in time past, beforetime, in days of yore, past, already, erst, long ago, heretofore, at one time, one day, aforetime, in the early days, once upon a time, precede, ago.
- "Fungi: Their Nature and Uses", Mordecai Cubitt Cooke.
- "Louise de la Valliere", Alexandre Dumas, Pere.
Madame Graslin's mother, seated on the iron bench which Veronique had formerly placed at the end of the terrace, studied every movement of her daughter; she watched her step in walking, and a few tears rolled from her eyes.- "The Village Rector", Honore de Balzac.