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English adjective: erstwhile

1. erstwhile belonging to some prior time


SamplesErstwhile friend.
Our former glory.
The once capital of the state.
Her quondam lover.


Synonymsformer, old, one-time, onetime, quondam, sometime


Similarpast


Antonymsfuture, present


English adverb: erstwhile

1. erstwhile at a previous time


SamplesAt one time he loved her.
Her erstwhile writing.
She was a dancer once.


Synonymsat one time, erst, formerly, once









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