Monday, February 01, 2016
Citations for nonce
...I deemed it best to shelve their problem for the nonce and turn the mind to the matter of Gussie, which presented a brighter picture.
We may of course have considerable difficulty in deciding which norms are for the nonce and which are fixed.
Origin of nonce
Nonce derives from the Middle English word nones, used in the phrase for the nones, which was a faulty division of the phrase for then ones meaning "for the once."