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Quotes of formerly

  1. The connection which formerly existed between the Government and banks was in reality injurious to both, as well as to the general interests of the community at large. – Martin Van Buren
  2. The media transforms the great silence of things into its opposite. Formerly constituting a secret, the real now talks constantly. News reports, information, statistics, and surveys are everywhere. – Michel De Certeau
  3. Is woman a religion? Well, perhaps you will have the chance of judging for yourselves if you go to America. There you will find men treating women with just the same respect formerly accorded only to religious dignitaries or to great nobles. – Lafcadio Hearn
  4. And the big question for the West, of course, and to the Europeans is, what other countries, which were formerly part of the Soviet bloc, should be incorporated into western institutions? – Samuel P. Huntington
  5. The penalty of success is to be bored by the attentions of people who formerly snubbed you. – Mary Wilson Little
  6. Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages. – H. L. Mencken
  7. In fact, in 2002, the Secretary of Defense authorized such support on a reimbursable basis to organizations formerly components of the Department of Justice and Department of the Treasury and currently components of the Department of Homeland Security. – Solomon Ortiz
  8. What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct. – Ovid
  9. As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity. – Jean Paul
  10. So seven new countries, three of them formerly part of the Soviet Union, and the others part of the Warsaw Pact, will become full members of NATO next year. – Lord Robertson
  11. Human life is held in much higher esteem, and the taking of it, whether in private quarrel or by judicial procedure, is looked upon much more seriously than it was formerly – Elihu Root
  12. I was formerly so stuck into plans. I can now live more spontaneously. This I want not yet to give away. – Gabriela Sabatini
  13. It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind. – Jonathan Swift
  14. Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults. – Thomas Szasz

Usage examples for formerly

  1. It was formerly a forest, but is now a moor, and is a favorite resort of the deer. – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  2. It is not so much what Sir Robert thinks now, too, as what he thought formerly – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  3. In the story above there were formerly two large bedrooms on either side. – Remodeled Farmhouses by Mary H. Northend
  4. But I beg you, members of the Boule, to have the same mind toward me now as formerly – The Orations of Lysias by Lysias
  5. This product formerly went to Germany, and now goes entirely to Great Britain. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  6. As formerly he learned on his arrival that she was not at home. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  7. Formerly railroads were paid for from the proceeds of paid- up capital. – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud
  8. Instead, she sought desperately to return to the light bantering existence she had formerly known. – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  9. He did not seek them as formerly he had done. – Foes by Mary Johnston
  10. Formerly when I was to appear upon the stage, my heart beat more loudly. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  11. The mountains are nearer him, besides, than they formerly were. – A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees by Edwin Asa Dix
  12. McCray- because Willets was the county seat- came to the office that had formerly been Moreton's, immediately following his election. – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  13. Her hands seemed very restless as she held it, they were certainly not nearly so red as they formerly were. – Man and Maid by Elinor Glyn
  14. Singular enough, I was less afraid of them than formerly – The Boy Tar by Mayne Reid
  15. What had formerly been clouds and dreams, longing and wishing, at last took shape and form and stood before him. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  16. What was formerly dark to us has meaning now. – Letters of a Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini Commentator: Louis Couperus
  17. For one thing, she was no longer afraid of him; in his treatment of her at the crossing he had not appeared as nearly so forbidding as formerly had been almost attractive to her, in those moments when she could forget the injury he had done her. – The Trail to Yesterday by Charles Alden Seltzer
  18. And yet formerly thou didst permit a man to enjoy that to which he had good right! – The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians by E. A. Wallis Budge
  19. It was odd, Roger said to himself, that the Linacres were always now thinking of everything but him, when formerly they could never watch him enough. – The Settlers at Home by Harriet Martineau
  20. On the east side of the Jhira lake, says Mr. Oldham, there is ample evidence of change of level, for part of the dry land was formerly – A Study of Recent Earthquakes by Charles Davison
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