Erstwhile - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɜːrstwaɪl|  American pronunciation of the word erstwhile
Brit.  |ˈəːstwʌɪl|  British pronunciation of the word erstwhile
- at a previous time (syn: erst, formerly, once)
her erstwhile writing
- belonging to some prior time (syn: former, old, one- time, onetime, quondam, sometime)
erstwhile friend

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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