Examples from the Web for erstwhile
He cites the career of an erstwhile friend the film director M. Night Shyamalan.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With scarlet lips and chemical red hair, the erstwhile agent is still making headlines in the West.
For the moment, most offenders, and their erstwhile protectors, are being more careful.
But she quickly fell out with her erstwhile ally, who dismissed her government after a few months.
But, on Monday, it was reported that the erstwhile Democrat was returning to his political roots.
For the first time in days Ryanne's laughter had a bit of the erstwhile rollicking tone.The Carpet from Bagdad|Harold MacGrath
The landlady, after all, is undeniably a woman and I believe she is the erstwhile mother of several.A Top-Floor Idyl|George van Schaick
The moving picture business men do not realize that they have to face these nervous conditions in their erstwhile friends.The Art Of The Moving Picture|Vachel Lindsay
The erstwhile illuminated theatre is as dark as the Hall of Eblis.Unicorns|James Huneker
Keen as the clash of rapiers, triumphant as trumpets sounding the charge, rang the voice that was erstwhile so soft, so tender.The Firebrand|S. R. Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for erstwhile
Word Origin and History for erstwhile
1560s, from Middle English erest "soonest, earliest," from Old English ærest, superlative of ær (see ere) + while. As an adjective from 1903. Cognate with Old Saxon and Old High German erist, German erst.