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Definition 1: at a previous time - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where erstwhile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • at one time he loved her
  • her erstwhile writing
  • she was a dancer once

Synonyms for erstwhile in the sense of this definition

Definition 2: belonging to some prior time - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where erstwhile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • erstwhile friend
  • our former glory
  • the once capital of the state
  • her quondam lover

Synonyms for erstwhile in the sense of this definition

(erstwhile is similar to ...) earlier than the present time; no longer current

"time past" "his youth is past" "this past Thursday" "the past year"

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