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How to Pronounce formerly?

Correct pronunciation for the word "formerly" is [fˈɔːməli], [fˈɔːməli], [f_ˈɔː_m_ə_l_i].

"Formerly" in context

"formerly" is a term used to refer to something that existed, was experienced or was done in the past. It is used to highlight the changes that have taken place over time or to recall the past. Most often this term is used to describe past events, people, places and things. For example, the businessman was formerly a teacher, or the city used to be the capital of the country.

It can also be used to refer to people's past professions or to describe their past lives. For example, a person who used to be a soldier, but is now retired, can be referred to as a formerly a soldier.

What are similar-sounding words for formerly?

Usage over time for formerly:

This graph shows how "formerly" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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