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erstwhile

adjective

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having been such at some previous time
  • my erstwhile friend ignored me when I ran into her at the reunion

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erstwhile

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of erstwhile (Entry 2 of 2)

at an earlier or previous time
  • there's now a store where erstwhile lay green and pleasant pastures

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“Erstwhile.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/erstwhile. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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