FORMER's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of former
Definition:
a. preceding in order of time; antecedent; previous; prior; earlier
Example:
You argue that the former is a violent game, while the latter is a killing simulator.
Sentence in Classic:
Amusement and chagrin seemed to be struggling for the mastery, until the former suddenly carried the day, and he burst into a hearty laugh.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Beyond these signs of his activity, however, which I merely shared with all the readers of the daily press, I knew little of my former friend and companion.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I shall, however, preserve my former rule, and give the preference to those cases which derive their interest not so much from the brutality of the crime as from the ingenuity and dramatic quality of the solution.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He wanted to be a poet, and he was one; he now wished to be a merry chirping bird: but when he was metamorphosed into one, the former peculiarities ceased immediately.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
She felt sure she would dance the mazurka with him as she had done at former balls, and refused five young men, saying she was engaged for the mazurka.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The lawyer, with a swiftness that could never have been expected of him, opened his hands, caught the moth, and resumed his former attitude.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And perceiving that, while trying to regain her peace of mind, she had gone round the same circle that she had been round so often before, and had come back to her former state of exasperation, she was horrified at herself.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The elderly lady was a Princess Drubetskaya, belonging to one of the best families in Russia, but she was poor, and having long been out of society had lost her former influential connections.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He involuntarily remembered how Dolokhov, who had fully recovered his former position after the campaign, had returned to Petersburg and come to him.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The others all followed, dispirited and shamefaced, and only much later were they able to regain their former affectation of indifference.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And not only was Napoleon not afraid to extend his line, but he welcomed every step forward as a triumph and did not seek battle as eagerly as in former campaigns, but very lazily.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context