- n the first of two or the first mentioned of two
Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the former is remembered today
- a referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several); I prefer the former version to the latter one"
- s belonging to some prior time
our former glory
- s (used especially of persons) of the immediate past
the former president
- s belonging to the distant past
- 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.
- Nuon Chea is the most outspoken of the former Khmer Rouge leaders; other likely targets of the tribunal have taken a lower-key approach.
- Beth Nolan, the former White House counsel who opposed the Rich pardon, agreed to talk to White's prosecutors outside of the grand jury.
- Dan Gilbert in Los Angeles Times (blog)
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."
- Barack Obama in ì½”ë¦¬ì•„íƒ€ìž„ì¦ˆ
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.
- Virgil Goode in Washington Post
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.