- a while before; formerly.
Origin of erewhile
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Examples from the Web for erewhile
What, for example, be these mikerots she was illuding to erewhile?Fruits of Culture
Fate had fallen on his house, had marked it for destruction as erewhile that of Tantalus.The Bride of the Nile, Complete
Therefor he gave me the falcon on my hand which had erewhile been my lover's gift.Margery [Gred], Complete
In that you say not truth; for you erewhile have so misused my knight, that he may chance to die.
In the centre of the erewhile camp they found the man they sought.Haviland's Chum
- archaic a short time ago; a little while before
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