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former

US [ˈfɔrmər]
UK [ˈfɔː(r)mə(r)]
  • adj.前;以前的;昔日的;(两者中)前者的
  • n.【机】模型;创造者;【无线】线圈架;〈英〉公学及其他中等学校的学生
  • pron.(两者中的)前者
  • Web从前的;在前的;前任的
Plural Form:formers  
Former
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adj.
1.
以前的that used to exist in earlier times
in former times
从前
the countries of the former Soviet Union
前苏联加盟共和国
This beautiful old building has been restored to its former glory .
这座美丽的老建筑物已恢复了昔日的壮观。
2.
昔日的;前that used to have a particular position or status in the past
the former world champion
前世界冠军
my former boss/colleague/wife
以前的老板╱同事;前妻
3.
(两者中)前者的used to refer to the first of two things or people mentioned
The former option would be much more sensible.
前一种选择要明智得多。
pron.
1.
(两者中的)前者the first of two things or people mentioned
He had to choose between giving up his job and giving up his principles. He chose the former.
他得在放弃工作和放弃原则二者中择其一。他选择了前者。

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