Sentence examples of "the former" in English

Of these two opinions, I prefer the latter to the former. De ces deux opinions, je préfère la deuxième à la première.
Kyoto was the former capital of Japan. Kyoto était l'ancienne capitale du Japon.
Out of the two designs, I prefer the former to the latter. Des deux réalisations, je préfère la première à la seconde.
Kyoto is the former capital of Japan. Kyoto est l'ancienne capitale du Japon.
Fish and meat are both nourishing, but the latter is more expensive than the former. Le poisson et la viande sont tous les deux nourrissants, mais la dernière est plus chère que le premier.
The Coliseum was the former arena in ancient Rome. Le Colisée était l'ancienne grande salle de spectacle dans la Rome antique.
I like a dog better than a cat, for the former is more faithful than the latter. Je préfère les chiens aux chats, car les premiers sont plus fidèle que les derniers.
Bombay is the former name of Mumbai and was given to it by the English. Bombay est l'ancien nom de Mumbai et lui avait été donné par les Anglais.
Practice is as important as theory, but we are apt to value the latter and despise the former. La pratique est aussi importante que la théorie, mais nous sommes enclin à estimer la dernière et dédaigner la première.
It is true that Aristotle distinguishes the tyrant from the king by the fact that the former governs in his own interest, and the latter only for the good of his subjects; but it would follow from Aristotle's distinction that, from the very beginning of the world, there has not yet been a single king. Il est vrai qu'Aristote distingue le tyran du roi, en ce que le premier gouverne pour sa propre utilité et le second seulement pour l'utilité de ses sujets ; mais il s'ensuivrait de la distinction d'Aristote que depuis le commencement du monde il n'aurait pas encore existé un seul roi.
The former is inferior to the latter in some respect. Le précédent est inférieur au suivant par certains aspects.
Everyone is anxious to know what has become of the former champion. Tout le monde est désireux de savoir ce qu'il est advenu de l'ex-champion.
He regretted having been lazy in the former term. Il regretta d'avoir été paresseux le trimestre dernier.
He was a former university professor and researcher. C'était un ancien professeur d'université et un chercheur.
Tom saw his former employer at a conference. Tom a vu son ancien employeur à une conférence.
When I met my former teacher, he inquired after my parents. Quand j'ai rencontré mon ancien professeur, il m'a demandé comment allaient mes parents.
Is it a good idea to hire former hackers to work as security professionals? Est-ce une bonne idée de recruter d'anciens pirates informatiques comme professionnels de la sécurité ?
The other day I met my former neighbour in the city. L'autre jour, j'ai croisé mon ancien voisin en ville.
In former days people walked from Edo to Kyoto. Autrefois, les gens marchaient de Edo jusqu'à Kyoto.
The late Freddie Mercury, former lead singer of Queen, had a vocal range of four octaves. Le défunt Freddie Mercury, ancien chanteur principal de Queen, avait une tessiture de quatre octaves.
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