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Once

Pronunciation of Once
/wˈɒns/, /wˈɒns/, /w_ˈɒ_n_s/

Antonyms for once:

currently, presently.

Synonyms for once:

Sense 1

bygone, immemorial, ago, hitherto, Beforetime, Whilom, Aforetime.

Sense 2

previously, unrepeatable, one-off, backward, already, earlier.

Sense 3

before, isolated.

Sense 5

past.

Sense 6

late, old, previous.

Sense 8

back.

alone

singly.

singular

one shot.

dead (adjective)

late.

in the past; occurred one time only (adverb)

before, earlier, bygone, old, erstwhile, late, sometime, quondam, already, back, Whilom, previously, at one time, formerly.

Sense 2 (noun)

ago.

Sense 3 (noun)

already, Beforetime, isolated, before, previously, unrepeatable, Aforetime, one shot, one-off, earlier.

formerly (noun)

earlier, previously.

Usage examples for once:

  • You said it at once. - "Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard", Eleanor Farjeon.
  • What could it be, once more? - "The Boy Scouts Book of Stories", Various.
  • We know we can't be married at once. - "The Happiest Time of Their Lives", Alice Duer Miller.

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