formerly vs formally

formerly formally


  • 1) previously; once
  • 2) at some time in the past
  • 3) At an earlier time; once.
  • 4) In time past, either in time immediately preceding or at any indefinite distance; of old; heretofore.
  • 5) First; first of all; beforehand.
  • 6) In time just past; just now; as aforesaid.
  • 7) In time past; at a certain point or through an indefinite period in the past; of old; here-to-fore.
  • 8) Synonyms Once, anciently; Formerly, Previously. Formerly means before the present time, and perhaps a considerable time before; previously, before some particular event or time, and generally up to that point: as, the rates of postage were formerly much higher than now; they were reduced in 1845, having previously been at an average of about 12½ cents.


  • 1) In accordance with rigorous rules.
  • 2) In a formal manner.
  • 3) In accordance with official procedure.
  • 4) In a formal manner; essentially; characteristically; expressly; regularly; ceremoniously; precisely.
  • 5) in a formal manner
  • 6) [In the Scotist philosophy this adverb was introduced into a proposition to show that it was true by virtue of a definition, or “identically.”
  • 7) In a formal manner; as regards form; in form.


  • 1) Between was formerly used when referring to two only, though its usage has changed.
  • 2) THE artist formerly known as symbol has long been a master of musical mystery.
  • 3) ‘Such anecdotes illuminate the dry facts and dates in which the past was formerly embalmed.’
  • 4) ‘The listed building, formerly the Marvic Hotel, has since been twice extended.’
  • 5) ‘The first floor of Glendower House was also formerly the offices of the Tenby employment exchange.’
  • 6) ‘It has a long and proud history and the building was formerly a row of weavers' cottages.’
  • 7) ‘Above all, the idea was to create a beacon to further development in a formerly dilapidated area.’
  • 8) ‘The Conigre development transformed a formerly derelict area of the town into new homes.’
  • 9) ‘This was part of the redevelopment of the whole area formerly covered by the docks.’
  • 10) ‘I stared at the space that had formerly been occupied by the noticeboard.’
  • 11) ‘Of course, ignominious ends for formerly beautiful actresses is a tale familiar to the point of cliche.’
  • 12) ‘The premises had also formerly operated as a guesthouse, and it faces on to Eyre Square.’
  • 13) ‘It was formerly a health centre but for over a year had been empty and unused.’
  • 14) ‘Wagg Foods was formerly known as Page Feeds, which was founded in Tadcaster in 1923.’
  • 15) ‘The club formerly had its own grass courts at the top of Kingsbury Street but these were sold for redevelopment.’
  • 16) ‘What benefit to the public is there to pay salaries to those who formerly entered politics as a vocational choice?’
  • 17) ‘A chartered accountant by profession, he was formerly head of Clydesdale Bank Equity.’
  • 18) ‘Gibson, who formerly worked in both private and public sector health care, sees some signs of change.’
  • 19) ‘His wife, Vanessa, formerly a Bradford probation officer, is now a divorce mediator.’
  • 20) ‘A pub named after him can be found on Broadwick Street, formerly Broad Street, in London.’
  • 21) ‘There is already a gated road formerly designated an emergency entrance to and exit from the hospital site.’
  • 22) ‘The nightclub was formerly Cloud Nine and had been in existence in the city for more than 20 years.’


  • 1) We look forward to seeing you," the doctor answered formally.
  • 2) When the Prince had been formally announced, he bowed deeply to his adversary before stating his business.
  • 3) On the following day, at nine o'clock, the term formally began.
  • 4) AZKent probably sums up my feelings but others have already made valid reasons why DC and his learned friends deserve the title formally held by the likes of the Great Train Robbers and Ali Baba and the 40 thieves.
  • 5) Zelaya said he would remain at the Brazilian embassy in the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa until January 27, 2010 at the latest, when his term formally ends.
  • 6) Deposed Honduran leader Manuel Zelaya said he would remain at the Brazilian embassy in the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa until January 27, 2010 at the latest, when his term formally ends.
  • 7) RIO DE JANEIRO: Deposed Honduran leader Manuel Zelayasaid he would remain at the Brazilian embassy in the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa until January 27, 2010 at the latest, when his term formally ends.
  • 8) Private data held by the government is often the result of legally required disclosures or of participation in formally optional licensing or benefit schemes where the government is as a practical matter the only game in town.
  • 9) This week, faculty members will begin formally debating whether to ask the board of trustees to reconsider the vote.
  • 10) Everyone at the Oaks is referred to formally as “Mrs.”
  • 11) McCain formally stepped down from his own institute in 2005, but he remains deeply linked to the Reform Institute to this day.
  • 12) ‘He apologised for not wearing a suit, but quickly made it clear that he was more formally attired than his normal dress of a T-shirt.’
  • 13) ‘Paired with a tie, a pocket square tends to make a man look more formally attired.’
  • 14) ‘You were rather formally attired, wearing a velvet dress that would have been appropriate for a concert stage.’
  • 15) ‘He was formally attired in brown breeches and a white silk shirt accompanied by a deep blue waistcoat.’
  • 16) ‘I think that the reason he took the trouble to dress formally is because he had a great regard for etiquette.’
  • 17) ‘The room's tables, nevertheless, slowly filled with students, many clothed formally in dresses, suits and ties.’
  • 18) ‘Should the MPs dress formally and meet indoors, showing that they were a professional, hard-working coalition?’
  • 19) ‘If you are doing something in a formal manner, you are behaving formally; but if you previously behaved differently, you did so formerly.’
  • 20) ‘Today's students also appear more formally dressed and conservative-looking these days.’
  • 21) ‘When I'm referring to it and to its predecessors more formally I use the term ‘notebook’.’
  • 22) ‘The Commission said that, of the 19 alleged breaches, a case had been formally opened for 14 and five were still at the enquiries stage.’
  • 23) ‘Early in 1990, our institute formally opened to foreign volunteers.’
  • 24) ‘The building will not formally be opened for another few weeks but the organisers of last night's premiere managed to hire it out for the occasion.’
  • 25) ‘If we opened the border more formally, many more people would come.’
  • 26) ‘The coroner will formally open and adjourn the inquest today in Salisbury.’
  • 27) ‘The mound and the historic mosaic are due to be formally opened in July.’
  • 28) ‘At present most services are only open to men formally charged with assault.’
  • 29) ‘The case was not formally opened and details of the incident will be revealed at the next hearing.’
  • 30) ‘The MP was in town to formally open the station yesterday following the completion of a £9 million project.’
  • 31) ‘The UK's ratification of the convention formally takes effect next month.’
  • 32) ‘This decision was formally incorporated in the Convention by amendment the following year.’
  • 33) ‘It is not clear whether judgment was formally entered in accordance with the terms of settlement.’
  • 34) ‘In December of 1946, a grand jury was convened to decide formally whether to charge the suspects and try them.’
  • 35) ‘But those countries have not formally passed laws that contradict the convention.’
  • 36) ‘To date no one has been formally charged in the case.’
  • 37) ‘He added the minister had formally approved the inquiry.’
  • 38) ‘Stalling for two days in hopes that the British fleet might appear, he formally surrendered on 19 October.’
  • 39) ‘The new prime minister-designate is to formally become prime minister after obtaining parliamentary endorsement.’
  • 40) ‘The judge noted the respondent's objection to reliance on this passage but does not appear to have formally ruled on it.’
  • 41) ‘The prime minister formally declared the country to be suffering from serious famine.’
  • 42) ‘The decision to dissolve Parliament or appoint Cabinet ministers is formally exercised by the monarch, who acts on the Prime Minister's advice.’
  • 43) ‘On the other hand, the statute may upon its true construction merely require an act which appears formally valid and has not been quashed by judicial review.’
  • 44) ‘Sophocles' play was for Aristotle an exemplary tragedy, both formally, in terms of unity of action, and in its tragic story.’
  • 45) ‘In each of the 12 sonatas the first movement is the more formally complex and more classical of the two.’
  • 46) ‘The permanent element, with its symbolic entrance bridge and pylon, proclaimed itself structurally and formally by a group of six roof towers.’
  • 47) ‘The term alkyl refers to the hydrocarbon functional group derived formally by the loss of a hydrogen atom from the alkane.’
  • 48) ‘This is apparent both formally in the materials of the sculpture and in terms of the testimonies she has collected.’
  • 49) ‘All the movements spring from their own generative musical cell, and elaborate that germ into a formally complete and rounded whole.’
  • 50) ‘Single forms are formally complete and tonally self-contained and are not divisible into smaller units.’

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