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Former For"mer, a. [A compar. due to OE. formest. See Foremost.] 1. Preceding in order of time; antecedent; previous; prior; earlier; hence, ancient; long past. For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age. --Job. viii. 8. The latter and former rain. --Hosea vi. 3. 3. Near the beginning; preceeding; as, the former part of a discourse or argument. 3. Earlier, as between two things mentioned together; first mentioned. A bad author deserves better usage than a bad critic; a man may be the former merely through the misfortune of an ill judgment; but he can not be latter without both that and an ill temper. --Pope. Syn: Prior; previous; anterior; antecedent; preceding; foregoing., Former Form"er, n. 1. One who forms; a maker; a creator. 2. (Mech.) (a) A shape around which an article is to be shaped, molded, woven wrapped, pasted, or otherwise constructed. (b) A templet, pattern, or gauge by which an article is shaped. (c) A cutting die.


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- a former is a structural member of an aircraft fuselage , of which a typical fuselage has a series from the nose to the empennage ,
- the ussr was able to build up its military and claim some of the former territories of the russian empire as a result of the soviet
- category:former lakes , former : a lake which is no longer in existence. intervention. owens lake in california , usa, is an example of a former lake.
- the post-soviet states, also commonly known as the former soviet union (fsu or former soviet republics, are the 15 independent states that
- it was created from the former province of lorraine . in 1793, the foreign enclave s of manderen , lixing-lčs-rouhling , momerstroff , and
- piedmont would gain the austrian territories of lombardy and venetia and some territories of the former venetian commonwealth in the
- for retirement from wikipedia, see wikipedia:retiring . retirement is the point where a person stops employment completely a person may
- poland, including former german territories: flight and expulsion of germans from poland during and after world war ii. file:bundesarchiv bild
- sotsialisticheskaya respublika azssr ), also known as the azerbaijan ssr or soviet azerbaijan, was one of the republics that made up the former soviet union .
- this is a list of former municipalities of norway , i.e. municipalities that no longer exist. when the local council system was introduced


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