former vs latter

former latter

Definitions

  • 1) chiefly UK, used in combinations Someone in, or of, a certain form (class).
  • 2) An object used to form something.
  • 3) chiefly UK, used in combinations Someone in, or of, a certain form (class).
  • 4) Someone who forms something.
  • 5) A cutting die.
  • 6) One who forms; a maker; a creator.
  • 7) A shape around which an article is to be shaped, molded, woven wrapped, pasted, or otherwise constructed.
  • 8) A templet, pattern, or gauge by which an article is shaped.
  • 9) the first of two or the first mentioned of two
  • 10) A predecessor.
  • 11) Specifically, a pattern in or upon which anything is shaped, as a piece of wood used for shaping cartridges and gun-wads; any mechanism contributing to give shape to an article in process of manufacture.
  • 12) One of a number of appliances and machines used in bending and shaping sheet-metal into tubes, cylinders, boxes, and other forms.
  • 13) The templet used for the cutting of gear-teeth; the guide used for giving desired motion to the cutter when forming or cutting irregularly shaped pieces in a profiling-machine.
  • 14) In electricity, a frame upon which the coils of certain types of armatures and transformers are wound.
  • 15) One who forms, fashions, creates, or makes; a creator.
  • 16) previous
  • 17) first of aforementioned two items. Used with the, often without a noun.
  • 18) Earlier, as between two things mentioned together; first mentioned.
  • 19) Preceding in order of time; antecedent; previous; prior; earlier; hence, ancient; long past.
  • 20) Near the beginning; preceeding.
  • 21) (used especially of persons) of the immediate past
  • 22) belonging to some prior time
  • 23) referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several)
  • 24) belonging to the distant past
  • 25) Being or happening before in time; preceding another or something else in order of time; prior.
  • 26) Past; especially, long past; ancient.
  • 27) Being before in place; fore; first; foremost.
  • 28) Bygone.
  • 29) Preceding or going before in a series; antecedent in order of thought, of action, etc.: specifically applied to the antecedent one of two things, or of two parts or divisions of anything.

Definitions

  • 1) The second of two persons or things mentioned.
  • 2) the second of two or the second mentioned of two
  • 3) relating to or being the second of two items
  • 4) close (or closer) to the present time
  • 5) near (or nearer) to the end
  • 6) Near or nearer to the end.
  • 7) Being the second of two persons or things mentioned.
  • 8) Further advanced in time or sequence; later.
  • 9) Later; more recent; coming or happening after something else; -- opposed to former.
  • 10) Of two things, the one mentioned second.
  • 11) rare Last; latest; final.
  • 12) the last part of the spring of the year.
  • 13) the last part of the harvest.
  • 14) Recent; modern.
  • 15) referring to the second of two things or persons mentioned (or the last one or ones of several)
  • 16) Last;latest;final.

Examples

  • 1) Departing members of the government are prohibited from lobbying former colleagues for two years.
  • 2) The former world champ is facing a lifetime ban.
  • 3) The couple moved to the area after their former home was struck by lightning and burnt down.
  • 4) But we former players of a certain vintage are wary about writing off anything with his big bear paw imprint upon it.
  • 5) The husband is in his sixties and his former wife is 20 years younger.
  • 6) This week's game is a clash from Moscow between two former world champions.
  • 7) The two teachers are former singers from the choir.
  • 8) No one wants a former employee to turn up to the celebration of a bumper bonus.
  • 9) His performance that year drew gasps from fans and former players alike.
  • 10) Some were serving or former police officers.
  • 11) Why would the former choose to write his piece mostly in the first person?
  • 12) There are many reasons why you might choose the former.
  • 13) He looked totally off the pace as the former world champions flopped and embarrassingly crashed out in the group stage.
  • 14) The iconic former player and manager is performing a number of roles and the manager is delighted to have him involved.
  • 15) It seems inconsistent, but the former may help to explain the latter.
  • 16) former staff members tell how it was more than just a place to work, and cry talking about its closure.
  • 17) The former may be individuals.
  • 18) The former wife had already received about 42m and was refused a further 10m.
  • 19) The study of 39 athletes included former Olympians.
  • 20) I suggest that some men would not be much interested in building the legacy of their partner's former husband.
  • 21) Comedy about two former advertising executives who set up their own small-scale crèche, which becomes a success.
  • 22) The former home secretary called for a'major stepping up' of efforts to counter those spreading an extremist message.
  • 23) He credits his wife, a former fitness model whom he met four years ago, with much of that.
  • 24) former Army officers will drill the unemployed on how to get a job, it emerged last night.
  • 25) 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
  • 26) 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.
  • 27) Spades is giving new salacious meaning to the phrase "former Clinton intern," although -- believe it or not -- Bill was not even involved!
  • 28) 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.
  • 29) The former is Greek for universal, the latter means right believing
  • 30) 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.
  • 31) ‘Previous solo albums by former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon were almost the sound of a man apologising for having once been in the charts.’
  • 32) ‘The former cricket umpire had previously been picked up once every three months by ambulance for check-ups at the hospital.’
  • 33) ‘In fact, she was a former bankrupt who had previously been charged with insurance fraud.’
  • 34) ‘The former Minister under the previous Government might have, but I doubt that.’
  • 35) ‘The former member of her boyfriend's legal team was taken to a police station in the Manchester area and questioned by detectives.’
  • 36) ‘Their judgment was based on fresh evidence from a former boyfriend of the alleged victim which showed her evidence was unreliable.’
  • 37) ‘When former Russian prime minister Yevgeny Primakov visited Seoul recently, he also noted this new Vietnam connection.’
  • 38) ‘We must not return to the days when former Home Secretaries cut police numbers.’
  • 39) ‘New Governors are only appointed when former governors pass away.’
  • 40) ‘As former administrative vice finance minister, Lin was the executive secretary of the stabilization fund until Wednesday.’
  • 41) ‘One former team-mate was caught and exposed by the tabloids for having an affair.’
  • 42) ‘As former colonies gained statehood, the practice frequently continued but steadily lost adherents.’
  • 43) ‘Mrs Sharp added that former pupils from as far back as 1912 had returned to join in the fun.’
  • 44) ‘In those states where former dictators won elections, no real reform has taken place.’
  • 45) ‘The celebration continued with a reception where former colleagues, students and friends shared remembrances.’
  • 46) ‘Much of this area, mostly former French colonies, is sparsely populated.’
  • 47) ‘I don't have a problem being critical of players, even former teammates.’
  • 48) ‘In 1950, it need not have hired former Communist party members.’
  • 49) ‘Tonight, Larry's guest will be former vice presidential candidate John Edwards.’
  • 50) ‘We'll talk with former vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp about the government's role in maintaining prosperity.’
  • 51) ‘Euro RSCG Arks has lost several major accounts and shrunk to a third of its former size in the past two years.’
  • 52) ‘In a nod to the county's former hippy past, the company's head chef is said to have formerly worked for the rock band Grateful Dead.’
  • 53) ‘It's easy to forget the former blight and decay of this part of Southwark.’
  • 54) ‘If we are successful, we can begin to restore this once majestic ancient woodland to its former glory.’
  • 55) ‘I went back day after day to study it more, my former explorations temporarily forgotten.’
  • 56) ‘We can see the mistakes and crimes of the past, and the seductive delusions of former times have lost their glamour.’
  • 57) ‘All regret for the past is vain; every desire to revert to a former social stage is unreal.’
  • 58) ‘She creates a character who is past her prime, still clinging to her former glory but feeling it slip away.’
  • 59) ‘The team that starred at World Cup 02 are a shadow of their former selves and won't be in Germany this summer.’
  • 60) ‘Not that one swallow makes a summer but there were flashes of former greatness.’
  • 61) ‘Only this one remaining pair now choose Ilkley for their summer residence as a reminder of former years.’
  • 62) ‘The Spirit of Christmas Past takes Scrooge back to critical moments in his former life.’
  • 63) ‘The data show no previous information on the former positions held by fifteen cabinet officials.’
  • 64) ‘Aquinas leans in the direction of the former view, but realizes that the latter could in fact be the case.’
  • 65) ‘The left take precisely the opposite view, condemning the former assault but applauding the latter.’
  • 66) ‘The essence of the former view can be presented as follows.’
  • 67) ‘Psychologist Bob Altemeyer of the University of Manitoba subscribes to the former view.’
  • 68) ‘I am inclined to think that the evidence points to the former view.’
  • 69) ‘Colin Samson clearly takes the former view of the of the Innu experience.’
  • 70) ‘In the classical view, the former component becomes zero at the endodermis.’
  • 71) ‘I'd tend towards the former view, but I realise that's not usually how the world works.’
  • 72) ‘At first I thought the former setup was more adaptable but I'm coming round to the idea that the latter has elegance.’
  • 73) ‘In my view, however, a claim of the former kind is plainly raised, albeit there is also a claim under the express indemnity clause.’
  • 74) ‘The former is a previous winner, while the latter has often come close without winning a cigar.’
  • 75) ‘While the former long for the past, the latter try to come to terms with their dual identity as Chinese and Americans.’
  • 76) ‘The beauty of the former design was that it kept the past current without effort.’
  • 77) ‘He submits that the landlord must have chosen the former of those two routes.’
  • 78) ‘Given the choice between withdrawing or dying, he would almost certainly choose the former.’
  • 79) ‘But, of the two, we tend to prefer the former on morphological grounds.’
  • 80) ‘Sometimes good, sometimes bad, but more of the latter than the former.’
  • 81) ‘The most common reading among Marxist activists has been the former.’
  • 82) ‘If a choice were between law and order kept by private military companies and anarchy, most people would opt for the former.’
  • 83) ‘But the more you celebrate the former, the less likely you are to notice the latter.’
  • 84) ‘He was speaking in Dublin at the Bord Bia European Meat Forum, attended by more than 170 beef buyers from major European retail groups, along with international opinion formers and media representatives.’
  • 85) ‘Another step will be to host familiarisation trips (known in the trade as ‘fam trips’) to bring opinion formers such as journalists to visit the city and by so doing to build a positive image for it.’
  • 86) ‘Note too that blog readerships are dominated not simply by affluent ABs, but by other significant opinion formers: politicians, academics and broadcasters.’
  • 87) ‘Could it be that the only sin left in the world today is to offend the sensibilities of liberal opinion formers and legislators?’
  • 88) ‘We are daily assailed by the beguiling double-think of public opinion formers.’
  • 89) ‘In order to balance the debate on the nutritional value of milk, the Danish Dairy Board in 1991 initiated a strategy for nutrition communication directed at health opinion formers.’
  • 90) ‘Goodhart is an opinion former who is close to the government.’
  • 91) ‘Herald Sun surveys show the views of ordinary people are quite different from those of many opinion formers.’
  • 92) ‘Several ferrite formers also function as carbide formers.’
  • 93) ‘Certain strong carbide formers, notably niobium, titanium and vanadium, have effects on tempering out of proportion to their concentration.’
  • 94) ‘To alleviate this problem, small quantities of elements which are stronger carbide formers than chromium, such as titanium or niobium are commonly added.’
  • 95) ‘Drunkenness, especially during holiday periods, disfigured the town and aroused the ire of the local opinion formers.’
  • 96) ‘Care should be taken when recommending cranberry for long-term use in patients who are known urinary oxalate stone formers.’
  • 97) ‘On the average, stone formers produce a new stone every two to three years.’
  • 98) ‘Such people see getting these things as dependent on changing the ideas of opinion formers rather than mass agitation.’
  • 99) ‘Stone formers and non-stone formers had the same risk of skeletal complications.’
  • 100) ‘Future capital expenditures are earmarked for installation of automatic ice cream freezers, case formers and material handling at the Henderson plant.’
  • 101) ‘The sheets are drawn over shaped formers to the extent that they deform plastically and assume the required profiles.’
  • 102) ‘The surfaces of the formers have different shapes and are used to impart these shapes to the forgings.’
  • 103) ‘Wells was using a blunt chisel to push the silver disc back so that it would eventually take the shape of the cup-shaped wooden former.’
  • 104) ‘Also needed will be gallant troops to go and steal a whole bundle of MX's for the body formers and filler.’
  • 105) ‘Label all Peroxide formers with the exact date in which the container was initially opened.’
  • 106) ‘The invention also provides a cover for a void former, which cover may include the spacer region and may be water tolerant, permitting reuse of the void formers with which it is used.’
  • 107) ‘We also installed new case packers, a new check weigher system, robotic palletizers and automatic box formers.’
  • 108) ‘The prototype aircraft was powered by a Wright R - 975 Whirlwind of 420-hp and the fuselage was constructed of steel tubing with wood and metal formers and wooden stringers.’
  • 109) ‘In that configuration, the computerized mechanism will weld the formers and stringers to the three separate fuselage sections laid out on jigs under the moving gantry.’
  • 110) ‘Around the basic tube fuselage, Gordon added wooden stringers and formers to give the unit its desired shape.’

Examples

  • 1) Examples of the latter two objects are depicted in the show as well.
  • 2) Some enlightened officers already do the latter part of this work voluntarily.
  • 3) He came at me strong in the latter stages.
  • 4) Of the latter, half had been granted amnesty and the other half were undergoing more screening.
  • 5) We've all tried for the former and ended up with the latter many a time.
  • 6) The latter can counteract anxiety and agitation, and has been shown to rise after yoga and meditation.
  • 7) Somehow, you feel the place in the coaching Valhalla matters more to the former than the latter.
  • 8) Challenging the former can play a significant part in ending the latter.
  • 9) My feeling at the time was the latter.
  • 10) This in a country obsessed with the latter two.
  • 11) The latter part of this story left me with a sinking feeling.
  • 12) You can convert the latter into verbs or adverbs.
  • 13) The latter forlornly takes centre stage while the latter prompts his lines.
  • 14) Yet it has proved so much easier to do the former than the latter.
  • 15) The latter refers to the mirror that literature holds up to life.
  • 16) The latter two were adapted into acclaimed films.
  • 17) But things are looking up for the latter part of the year.
  • 18) The latter he can do more quickly.
  • 19) By the latter stages both sides were content to see out time.
  • 20) The former outsold the latter about four to one.
  • 21) The latter two have no experience running prisons.
  • 22) The latter can be measured by the employment entropy index.
  • 23) It was only when he loosened up in the latter stages of the fourth set that he really ran away from me.
  • 24) But snow is not unusual for the latter half of November.
  • 25) Predictably, the latter ends up scheduled before the former.
  • 26) The first failed to recover in time, the latter retired from the international game.
  • 27) The latter part of the year brings health solutions to some areas, so hang on in there.
  • 28) But in the latter half of this year he has finally got to grips with the car and has consistently outperformed the younger man.
  • 29) I suspect in the end the latter argument will win out.
  • 30) Will they be a safe haven this year or an uncertain refuge in times of trouble, as in the latter half of last year?
  • 31) The latter regarded the former as inftru - ments of power* wifliing ro pay their court to the Mother Countiyf by curbing the fpirit of American freedom* and the fornex kept a flridl eye on the latter* left they might fmooth the way to independency* at which they were charged, with aiming.
  • 32) If my read of my neighbors plate is accurate, the latter translates as cold hash browns.
  • 33) Luckily for us lazy Linux geeks the latter is automagically put in if you use tab auto-completion.
  • 34) But the faculty of judgment normally prevents us from falling into mere free - association mode: the latter is the stuff of paranoia and conspiracy theories.
  • 35) Henrik Pontén (Swedish Anti-Piracy Bureau), Monique Wadsted (movie industry lawyer) and Peter Danowsky (IFPI) – the latter is also a member of the board of the association.
  • 36) With (500) Days, Sin Nombre and A Serious Man in competition, Precious really didn't deserve to win either best film or best director (the latter is a total joke, the directing was by far the weakest part of the movie, I mean, compare that to the job that the Coens did)
  • 37) You seem to be confusing Congress exercising direct willpower over the world versus merely exercising direct willpower over itself, and the latter is actually something it can straightforwardly do.
  • 38) Furthermore, if the latter is the case then other retailers are benefitting from Wal Mart's higher tax payments.
  • 39) * It's easier to prove a global warming trend than "changing the climate" since the latter is a convoluted concept.
  • 40) ‘The real significance was the difference in tone and style between the beginning of his speech and the latter half.’
  • 41) ‘Violent times for the poor reigned in the latter half of the last century and into the beginning of this one.’
  • 42) ‘Joining in the programme in the latter half, she will talk about her career, her father and her music.’
  • 43) ‘Good fishing reported in the latter half of the week with good hatches of olives and mayflies all over the lake.’
  • 44) ‘Well, Quine was probably the most important theorist of knowledge of the latter half of the twentieth century.’
  • 45) ‘Somehow, I managed to get away with only posting on here almost once a month for the latter half of the year.’
  • 46) ‘So we did eat quite well, like when we were on the latter half of the tour.’
  • 47) ‘The Haldiram saga was also well mapped, but I did nod off towards the latter half.’
  • 48) ‘You spent the first half of the week recalling the previous weekend and the latter half wishing the week forward to the next.’
  • 49) ‘Indeed, if you do not, I would suggest that most of the latter half of the book would be unrelenting in its dullness.’
  • 50) ‘The company was initially keen to establish export markets, a policy which has paid off in the latter half of this century.’
  • 51) ‘In the latter half of the 1990s there has been some waning of political focus on the issue of immigration.’
  • 52) ‘Asparagus was not grown on a large scale in N. America until the latter half of the 19th century.’
  • 53) ‘The latter half of the book - on the necessity and the nature of missions - is heavier going.’
  • 54) ‘The freight and passenger traffic is greater in the latter part of the week than at the beginning of the week.’
  • 55) ‘In the latter stages of cooking add water chestnuts, small corns, green beans and a tin of coconut milk.’
  • 56) ‘Had he missed the goal that point would have been very important in the latter stages of the game.’
  • 57) ‘My mother is in the latter stages of pregnancy and her health is extremely weak.’
  • 58) ‘In the latter half of the 1840s, Britain was plunged into deep depression.’
  • 59) ‘The latter half of my previous letter, will in part, explain why.’
  • 60) ‘The latter event came closest to threatening the singer's customary composure.’
  • 61) ‘I mention the latter because of what we both saw under a tree some distance from us.’
  • 62) ‘If dealer does the latter, a second round of bidding occurs in which eldest hand has the right to name the trump suit.’
  • 63) ‘To be or not to be - I'm rubbish at the former, and the latter isn't an option.’
  • 64) ‘At present, I would say the balance of possibilities is tending towards the latter option.’
  • 65) ‘I took the latter option, and less than a month later found myself a new job with my current employer.’
  • 66) ‘If you were honest, you probably identified more with the latter option in each case.’
  • 67) ‘Nevertheless, it is to the latter that we will turn, and to which the second half of this chapter will be devoted.’
  • 68) ‘A lucky shot from the second assassin finally killed the ambassador as the latter ran off.’
  • 69) ‘In football, the latter part of the equation does not seem to apply.’
  • 70) ‘If anything, the emphasis has shifted progressively from the latter to the former.’
  • 71) ‘Of course, the 1979 constitution subordinated the latter to the former.’
  • 72) ‘The latter in turn, blamed the shoppers who barged in without paying heed to instructions.’
  • 73) ‘Oddly enough, I find the latter to be a more important bit of news.’
  • 74) ‘We are still clinging tenaciously to the latter at the expense of the former.’
  • 75) ‘On the whole, I think that this campaign tends toward the latter at the expense of the former.’
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