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- (usually before the noun) A former (e.g., president, country, wife) used to be the but is not anymore.
- Former president Clinton was giving a speech at the school.
- The former is the first of two things that have already been talked about.
- I've taught in high school and university. The former (i.e., high school) is more exciting, but university is less stressful.