Definition of 'the former'
Example sentences containing 'the former'
We can only improve the former if we first change the latter.Times, Sunday Times (2016) Christianity Today (2000) Times, Sunday Times (2006) Times, Sunday Times (2009)
He was leaving his advice surgery when a policeman called to warn the former Northern Ireland first minister that he faced assassination in half an hour.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Minutes after returning their verdicts, they learnt for the first time that the former pop star had admitted amassing a huge library of 4,000 child abuse images.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Definition of the former from the Collins English Dictionary