Synonym: earlier, first, past, preceding, previous, prior. Antonym: later, latter, present. Similar words: performer, formerly, farmer, armed, bewilderment, norm, form, formal. Meaning: ['fɔrmə(r) /'fɔːm-] n. the first of two or the first mentioned of two. adj. 1. referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several) 2. belonging to some prior time 3. (used especially of persons) of the immediate past 4. belonging to the distant past.
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2 He pleaded not guilty to murdering his former wife.
3 There is goodwill between the former enemies.
4 Despite everything, she bore her former boss no animosity.
5 My former husband is a journalist.
6 In former times, people used to fight with swords.
7 The house, a former barn, has been attractively converted.
8 The family never quite regained its former influence.
9 The former option favours the married man.
10 The former priest denied allegations of sexual misconduct.
11 He duplicated his former mistakes.
12 Shevehenko made an emotional return to his former club.
13 All his former friends turned against him.
14 Of swimming and football he much preferred the former.
15 The electors declared against their former Member of Parliament.
16 Australia is a former British colony.
17 Australia and New Zealand are former British colonies.
18 Our former process was too costly.
19 Allow me to present my former teacher to you.
20 Her arrogance has disenchanted many of her former admirers.
21 Zhukov was a marshal of the former Soviet Union.
22 John chanced upon a former colleague of his at the airport.
23 She has become a grotesque parody of her former elegant self.
24 A disgruntled former employee is being blamed for the explosion.
25 A former student has donated a munificent sum of money to the college.
26 Many support the former alternative,(www.Sentencedict.com) but personally I favour the latter .
27 If a jewel falls into the mire, it remains as precious as before; and though dust should ascend to heaven, its former worthlessness will not be altered.
28 There are only two powers in the world, the sword and the pen; and in the end the former is always conquered by the latter.
29 Where unemployment and crime are high, it can be assumed that the latter is due to the former.
30 The bank had to pay to buy out most of the 200 former partners.