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If something happened or was true formerly, it happened or was true in the past.      adv   ADV with cl/group, ADV before v  
He had formerly been in the Navy., ...east Germany's formerly state-controlled companies.     
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aforetime     (archaic)   already, at one time, before, heretofore, lately, once, previously  

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former, forgery, form, formally

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loss of feelings for someone who was formerly loved ; falling out of love
From Greek: an = without ; agape = love
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