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former

1. adjective of earlier time; ex-2. adjective first of two3. noun ED member of specified class4. noun sb or sth that forms sth5. noun tool or mould6. noun AERO structural part of aircraft7. noun ELECTRIC core to wind coil around
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1 adjective of earlier time; ex-sean- prefiar- prefin former times sna seanlaethanta, san am a chuaigh thart, anallódto return to its former glory bheith ar ais ar a sheanléim, bheith faoi bhláth arís, bheith in ard a réime arísformer student iarscoláireformer neighbours seanchomharsana, iarchomharsana 2 adjective first of twochéad  c m uI prefer the former design to the latest is fearr liom an chéad dearadh ná an ceann is deireanaí
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3 (also -former) noun ED member of specified classshe's a sixth-former tá sí sa séú bliain 4 noun sb or sth that forms sthpolicy formers lucht déanta polasaithekidney stone formers daoine a mbíonn clocha duáin ag cur caite orthu, daoine a mbíonn clocha duáin ag dul dóibh 5 noun tool or mouldfoirmeán masc1  c m u 6 noun AERO structural part of aircraftfráma masc4  c m umúnla masc4  c m u 7 noun ELECTRIC core to wind coil aroundeiteán masc1  c m u
phrases

a shadow of your former self

(also

ghost of your former self

, husk of your former self

, shell of your former self

) she was only a shadow of her former self bhí sí imithe ar an uisce bruite, ní raibh inti ach a scáilthe country was a shell of its former self bhí an tír imithe i léig ar fad, bhí an tóin tite as an tír

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