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Definition of Former

Former

  1. One who forms; a maker; a creator.
  2. A shape around which an article is to be shaped, molded, woven wrapped, pasted, or otherwise constructed.
  3. A templet, pattern, or gauge by which an article is shaped.
  4. A cutting die.
  5. Preceding in order of time; antecedent; previous; prior; earlier; hence, ancient; long past.
  6. Near the beginning; preceeding; as, the former part of a discourse or argument.
  7. Earlier, as between two things mentioned together; first mentioned.

Former Quotations

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Albert Einstein

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The only objects of practical reason are therefore those of good and evil. For by the former is meant an object necessarily desired according to a principle of reason; by the latter one necessarily shunned, also according to a principle of reason.
Immanuel Kant

Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.
Karl Kraus

Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
Democritus
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Former Translations

former in Danish is forbigangen
former in Dutch is voorgaand, verleden, voorafgaand
former in French is ancienne, ancien, ci devant
former in Italian is ancor prima
former in Latin is prior, praevius, priscus, pristinus
former in Portuguese is anterior
former in Spanish is pasada, anterior
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