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one-time

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[wuhn-tahym] /ˈwʌnˌtaɪm/
adjective
1.
having been as specified at one time; former:
my one-time partners.
2.
occurring, done, or accomplished only once:
his one-time try at elective office.
Origin of one-time
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
Synonyms
1. previous, earlier, past.
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  • Beyond this she was unwilling to go in criticizing her one-time friend.

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  • In obedience to his gesture, they carried the one-time steward from the room.

    Millennium Everett B. Cole
  • She could hardly tell why the one-time keen interest in him was no longer with her.

    Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser
  • Now "gyp" and sand do hide their one-time yearnin'; 'Twas theirs; 'tis past.

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  • On every side were the vestiges of a one-time dense population.

British Dictionary definitions for one-time

one-time

adjective
1.
(prenominal) at some time in the past; former
adverb
2.
(Caribbean, informal) at once
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