former former  /ˈfɔr mər/


  1. (n) the first of two or the first mentioned of two
  2. (adj) referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several)
  3. (adj) belonging to some prior time
  4. (adj) (used especially of persons) of the immediate past
  5. (adj) belonging to the distant past



  1. Yet allegations that the former First Family benefited from favoritism, commonly heard in Indonesia since the early 1980s, began to grow louder when the former President resigned.
  2. Nuon Chea is the most outspoken of the former Khmer Rouge leaders; other likely targets of the tribunal have taken a lower-key approach.
  3. Beth Nolan, the former White House counsel who opposed the Rich pardon, agreed to talk to White's prosecutors outside of the grand jury.


  1. Former pitcher Justin Miller found dead at age 35

    Former pitcher Justin Miller found dead at age 35
    on June 29, 2013     Source: CBS Sports

  2. Former Jets quarterback Erik Ainge: Mark Sanchez is ‘dumb while being dumb’

    Former New York Jets quarterback Erik Ainge isn’t a big fan of Mark Sanchez , telling a New York newspaper that he saved Sanchez from an embarrassing episode when he smashed the cell phone of a female partygoer who took pictures of Sanchez streaking several years ago.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Former player linked to double killings

    Former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with murder in one killing this month of an acquaintance, Odin Lloyd, and being investigated in a double slaying last year, a source tells CNN.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: CNN

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  1. In addition, Gilbert says "the self-declared former 'King' will be taking the 'curse' with him down South. And until he does 'right' by Cleveland and Ohio, James (and the town where he plays) will unfortunately own this dreaded spell and bad karma."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Dan Gilbert Source: Los Angeles Times (blog)

  2. "With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the specter of a warming planet," Obama said.
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: 코리아타임즈

  3. "We need to stop illegal immigration totally and reduce legal immigration and end the diversity visas policy pushed hard by (former Democratic) President Clinton and allowing many persons from the Middle East to come to this country," Goode added.
    on Dec 21, 2006 By: Virgil Goode Source: Washington Post

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