The unemployed executives include former sales managers, directors and accountants.
...former President Richard Nixon...
He pleaded not guilty to murdering his former wife.
...the former Soviet Union.
...the former Yugoslavia.
...the former home of Sir Christopher Wren.
...a former monastery.
He would want you to remember him as he was in former years.
Given the choice between a pure white T-shirt and a more expensive, dirty cream one, most people can be forgiven for choosing the former...
如果要在一件纯白的 T 恤和一件更贵的脏兮兮的米色 T 恤之间选择的话，多数人都会选前者，这是无可厚非的。
If the family home and joint pension rights are of equal value, the wife may choose the former and the husband the latter.