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once

adverb

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(Entry 1 of 3)

at an earlier or previous time
  • I once knew the quotation, but time has taken its toll on my brain cells

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Synonyms & Antonyms of once (Entry 2 of 3)

having been such at some previous time
  • the once child star is now a lawyer in the entertainment industry

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Synonyms & Antonyms of once (Entry 3 of 3)

just at the moment that
  • you should have stopped wrestling once you knew someone was getting hurt, not five minutes later

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The first known use of once was in the 12th century

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“Once.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/once. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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