6 former

adj[attrib 作定语]
1 of an earlier period or time 以前的
    the former world champion 前世界冠军
    my former landlady 我以前的女房东
    in former times 以前
    She´s back to her former self again, eg after an illness. 她又恢复了以前的样子(如病後).
2 being the first mentioned of two things or people 前者的(两者中先提到的)
    The former option favours the married man. 前一种选择对已婚男子有利.
3 (idm 习语) a shadow of one´s/its former self => shadow.