American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Occurring or undertaken only once: a one-time winner in 1995.
- adj. Having been in the past; former: asked his one-time classmates for help.
- adj. Sports Relating to or being a shot made from a pass that is not stopped prior to shooting.
- v. Sports To shoot (a ball or puck) directly from a pass.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sometime; former; whilom: as, with their one-time king.
- At once; without delay.
- adj. belonging to some prior time
“He had given himself what he called a one-time waiver in the previous election, and was now going against his prior commitment not to extend his hold over both offices.”
“Henry has spent the last several years redeeming himself following a five-year stint in prison for armed robbery, which he describes as a one-time mistake that stemmed from a desperate and ill-conceived plan to gain money to help his family save their house in Washington, D.C.”
“Soon there appeared in Williamsburg a man named John Short, who was described as a one-time participant in the counterfeiting.”
“In its judgement, reached in July but only now revealed, the UNHRC said: "Even if the obligation to remove the turban for the identity photograph might be described as a one-time requirement, it would potentially interfere with the author's Ranjit Singh's freedom of religion on a continuing basis.”
“Tucked away off a main thoroughfare, the one-time center of this now sprawling city has fallen on hard times.”
“NEW YORK mdash; The New York Times Co. is reporting a smaller loss for the third quarter, dragged down by one-time expenses and another drop ...”
“However, in agreeing to the settlement, the Emperor "and his colleagues neither admitted nor denied the government's charges," so we can only conclude that the Emperor offered the money as a one-time donation to promote the good work of the great and powerful overseer.”
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