having been as specified at one time; former: my one-time partners.
occurring, done, or accomplished only once: his one-time try at elective office.
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How to use one-time in a sentence
Voters easily chose Booker over his Republican opponent, recent Garden State transplant and one-time conservative hero Jeff Bell.
Susli, the one-time chemistry grad student, started helping Lloyd and Postol with research into hexamine.
The whole stack was re-evaluated—a “one-time decision,” said a memo from the advisory council, due to “extraneous circumstances.”At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’ | ProPublica | October 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She's well spoken, educated, and sober—a far cry from the one-time face of the adult world, Jenna Jameson.Porn Keeps Up with the Kardashians: Belle Knox on the Mainstreaming of Adult Stars | Aurora Snow | September 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The one-time anti-bullying champion let his attorney seek to lump the victim together with the victimizer.Ray Rice Should Have Remembered His 'Kindness' Anti-Bullying Wristband | Michael Daly | September 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As Bill looked over his oft-appraised stock, it seemed to have lost much of its one-time charm.Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
The only sensible thing to do was just to stand there within the ruins of a one-time beautiful city and look about us.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2 | Ida May Hill Starr
This is the way the one-time cricketer and football champion viewed his first ball game.Heroes of To-Day | Mary R. Parkman
That is, he would do it if the police or the allies of his one-time friends did not locate him before Maggie came.Children of the Whirlwind | Leroy Scott
A whole city of merchants and agents were cloistered here in the five stories of this one-time ducal abode.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car | Francis Miltoun
British Dictionary definitions for one-time
(prenominal) at some time in the past; former
Caribbean informal at once
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