Newspapers used to be read by many people in the United States.
(No more. Now many people get their news in other ways.)
Tom used to have a lot of hair. (No more. Now he is bald.)
Country X used to be ruled by Country Y. (No more. Now Country X is independent.)
(2) BE USED TO
Mrs. Smith has three babies. She is used to hearing a lot of crying every day. It does not surprise her.
Mr. Jones is used to driving many miles every day from home to work, and from work to home. It does not surprise him.
In my country, we are NOT used to having the lights go out. If the lights go out, we ARE very surprised and angry. We expect electricity 24 hours a day 7 days a week. That is what we are used to having.