once upon a time
On some past occasion, as in I may have sung this piece once upon a time, but I don't really remember it. This phrase, first recorded in 1595, is frequently used as the opening line of fairy tales and stories told to children, as in Once upon a time there was a king who had three beautiful daughters.
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How to use once upon a time in a sentence
Since the 1950s, fluoride has adapted itself to the prevailing concerns of the time.
Once discovered, this maneuver did not endear the councilors to their constituents.
But give the Kingdom credit for its sense of mercy: The lashes will be administered only 50 at a time.
“I think for trans men who are dating every time they hook up they have another coming out,” Sandler said.
As far as I can tell, this magazine spent as much time making fun of French politicians as it did of Muslims or Islam.
It is thinner than that of chronic bronchitis, and upon standing separates into three layers of pus, mucus, and frothy serum.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
It ended on a complaint that she was 'tired rather and spending my time at full length on a deck-chair in the garden.'
Other things being equal, the volume of voice used measures the value that the mind puts upon the thought.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.
He held it, but it was without pressure; without recognizance of the delight with which he once grasped it.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter