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Definitions of "former"

  • One that forms; a maker or creator: a former of ideas. noun
  • A member of a school form: a fifth former. noun
  • Occurring earlier in time. adjective
  • Of, relating to, or taking place in the past. adjective
  • Coming before in place or order; foregoing. adjective
  • Being the first of two mentioned. adjective
  • Having been in the past: a former ambassador. adjective
  • previous adjective
  • first of aforementioned two items. Used with the, often without a noun. adjective
  • Someone who forms something. noun
  • An object used to form something. noun
  • Someone in, or of, a certain form (class). noun
  • Preceding in order of time; antecedent; previous; prior; earlier; hence, ancient; long past. adjective
  • Near the beginning; preceeding. adjective
  • Earlier, as between two things mentioned together; first mentioned. adjective
  • One who forms; a maker; a creator. noun
  • noun
  • A shape around which an article is to be shaped, molded, woven wrapped, pasted, or otherwise constructed. noun
  • A templet, pattern, or gauge by which an article is shaped. noun

The word "former" in example sentences

Or that people with AN just really need to get laid heard that from a former T...that's why she's a *former* T. [Feeding the enemy]

But in this case the article is only cheap with reference to its _former_ price; the so-called cheapness is only our expression for the sensation of contrast between its former and existing prices.. [The Crown of Wild Olive also Munera Pulveris; Pre-Raphaelitism; Aratra Pentelici; The Ethics of the Dust; Fiction, Fair and Foul; The Elements of Drawing]

Spades is giving new salacious meaning to the phrase "former Clinton intern," although -- believe it or not -- Bill was not even involved!. [Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points -- Newt Loses Two, Huntsman Gains An "H"]

Phillips: It goes without saying the end game for the Tea Party movement is a conservative House and a conservative Senate, or as I had a chance to tell some people earlier today, next year at this time we need to see the title former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and former Senator Harry Reid.. [Crooks and Liars]

The former is Greek for universal, the latter means right believing. [Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]]

The former is shorthand for the Employee Free Choice Act, a labor-backed bill in Congress that would enable unions to organize workplaces through signed petitions instead of secret ballot elections.. [Latest news releases on Louisiana Politics, Business, Sports, Entertainment, Louisiana, USA and World News]

The former is short for rock 'n roll and the latter is a semi-derogatory reference to country music.. [Fashion World of SL]

Consider: would you vote for Obama over, say, Vladimir Putin on the grounds that the former is an American citizen (pace those Birther idiots)?. [The Volokh Conspiracy » The “Racist” Charge]

Of course there is: because the former is an actual right, while the latter is a mere preference.. [The Volokh Conspiracy » The “Racist” Charge]

And while nothing should justify the latter, the former is another question.. [The Volokh Conspiracy » Genetic Evidence Shows Common Origins of Jews]

"Perhaps tellingly," writes Kevin M. Murphy, one of the show's curators, "his frown repeats the arc of the shoe, as if the former is a result of his unrelenting labor on the latter.". [American Portraits of Hard Times]

Certainly in the view of myself (and many others as well) the former is at least as ‘pressing and substantial’.. [Now Even Shoplifters are Terrorists : Law is Cool]

Juan Williams also expressed a "prejudice," but he did not express racism; the former is an attitudinal evaluation connected to feelings, and the latter is a belief in the inherent inferiority of a group.. [David C. Wilson: Juan Williams' Teachable Moment: He Simply Didn't Accept That He Is Prejudiced]

And then there's Alice Rivlin, the 80-year-old Brookings Institution fixture who recently served on President Obama's debt commission and has held so many government posts that she sometimes asks to have the word "former" removed from a few of them when she's being introduced.. [David Walker, the prophet of deficit doom, and his sermon to save America]

Serial Killer: Bad news for both Benford and Noh, as the former is allegedly going to kill the latter in the future.. [‘FlashForward’ Episode 1.10 Recap: ‘A561984′ » MTV Movies Blog]

Obedience training and attack training are entirely different, and only the former is appropriate for a house pet.. [HOME SECURITY BASICS]

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@PilosopoTanya My Alma Mater's former president. Great to see him still smiling. 😊😊😊


@SkyNewsAust: Former federal @AustralianLabor leader @RealMarkLatham has made a political comeback, securing a seat for @OneNationAus in…


@luhsalle: Yoko talaga magcompare kasi syempre ibang roster naman to pero do yall remember how palaban Kimmy was??? Tyang Aby?? Ara??? D…


@GuidoFawkes: Rules of the Next Tory Leadership Contest: 1. Winner can’t be a remainer. 2. Winner can’t be a former remainer.


@LiamHalligan: I have a lot of respect for Ken Clarke as a former Chancellor. But he is talking absolutely scare-mongering rot about l…

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  • Pronunciations(fôrˈmər)
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  • Hyphenation form er for mer


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