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Idioms about once

Origin of once

First recorded before 1150; Middle English ones, Old English ānes, originally genitive of ān “one” replacing Middle English enes, Old English ǣnes “once,” equivalent to ǣne “once” (originally instrumental of ān ) + -es adverb suffix; see one, -s1
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How to use once in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for once

once
/ (wʌns) /

adverb
conjunction
(subordinating) as soon as; if ever or wheneveronce you begin, you'll enjoy it
noun

Word Origin for once

C12 ones, ānes, adverbial genitive of on, ān one
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