Usage examples for former

  1. But, alas, the voice of the later Melanchthon was not that of the former! – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  2. I think more has been done towards the former of these needs than towards the latter. – The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell
  3. This was undoubtedly true, as Colwyn had observed during his former visit to the inn. – The Shrieking Pit by Arthur J. Rees
  4. Let us first consider the former. – Ontology or the Theory of Being by Peter Coffey
  5. He remembered the former trial. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  6. The former is certain the man entered the inn yard from the street; the latter are just as positive that he did not. – He Walked Around the Horses by Henry Beam Piper
  7. " Five thousand dollars," the former said at last. – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. In former days, I might have had no doubt that such men were in the right. – The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell
  9. You must pay a visit to the mother of your former pupil, and present Gretchen as your wife. – Under a Charm, Vol. III. (of III) A Novel by E. Werner
  10. And that we should never forget this, that we should never doubt that this is true, it has been so ordered that many can remember something of these former lives of theirs. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  11. " I'm glad you are here to- day, to get my boy out of the trouble he got himself into," said Mr. Bunker, as he shook hands with the former soldier. – Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's by Laura Lee Hope
  12. Of the former there are several; of the latter only one. – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  13. He will not object to my future manoeuvres in the same field, as he has to my former. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  14. But in the former case he has good hopes. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  15. She had seen her former young man. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  16. " I have arranged the affair," the former said. – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  17. " The king is not here," said Butzow to him, as soon as the former reached his side. – The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  18. Former name of the town of Ogdensburg. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  19. He knows something of his former life, and told me a short time ago that Bruno was not his name at all. – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  20. Wait, wait, said the former; who knows whether we shall ever see each other again? – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various