Erstwhile - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɜːrstwaɪl|  American pronunciation of the word erstwhile
Brit.  |ˈəːstwʌɪl|  British pronunciation of the word erstwhile

adverb

- at a previous time(syn: erst, formerly, once)

adjective

- belonging to some prior time(syn: former, old, one-time, onetime, quondam, sometime)

Examples

...there's now a store where erstwhile lay green and pleasant pastures...

...my erstwhile friend ignored me when I ran into her at the mall...

She found herself ostracized by erstwhile friends.

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