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erewhile

[ air-hwahyl, -wahyl ]
/ ɛərˈʰwaɪl, -ˈwaɪl /
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adverb Archaic.
a while before; formerly.
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Origin of erewhile

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at ere, while

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British Dictionary definitions for erewhile

erewhile

erewhiles

/ (ɛəˈwaɪl) /

adverb
archaic a short time ago; a little while before
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