[ adverb ] at a previous time
"once he loved her" "her erstwhile writing"
Used in print(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)
With greater investments in plant facilities , with automation growing , you can n't switch around , either in volume or in product design , as much as was formerly possible - or at_least not as economically .(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)
In answering these questions , we need to ask not merely whether Communist troops have crossed over into territories they did not occupy before , and not merely whether disciplined agents of the Cominform are in control of governments from which they were formerly excluded :(U.S. Reports. Volume 364. Cases Adjudged in the...)
While the regulations formerly required that the hearing_officer 's report be placed in the registrant 's file , this requirement was eliminated in 1952 .(Edward Streeter, The Chairman of the Bored....)
How in the world had he formerly found time to build_up a business , raise a family , be on half_a_dozen boards , work actively on committees and either go_out in the evening or plow through the contents of a bulging brief_case ?