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Formerly vs Beforehand - What's the difference?

formerly | beforehand |

As adverbs the difference between formerly and beforehand

is that formerly is at some time in the past while beforehand is at an earlier or preceding time.

As an adjective beforehand is

(obsolete) in comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.

formerly

English

Adverb

(-)
  • at some time in the past
  • previously; once
  • beforehand

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • At an earlier or preceding time.
  • Will it be possible to have access to the room beforehand so that we can set up chairs?

    Antonyms

    * afterwards

    Synonyms

    * in advance

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) In comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • rich and much beforehand
  • In a state of anticipation or preoccupation; often followed by with .
  • * Milton
  • Agricola resolves to be beforehand with the danger.
  • * Addison
  • The last cited author has been beforehand with me.