Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A common vulgarism for once.
“Will hauled a Cart load wood down to Franklins The hands passed the wheat through the fan onst, which is to be done the second time Ned in the Boat. very little done -”
“Adn Champagne! and onst, i gots cone yak cuz i akkomodated a nudder passenjer in seet swich.”
“July 1, 2008 at 5:56 am onst upon a wrinkul in tiem….”
“Jew-lee-us See-sar was ass…, mur…,kilt bai deh senators ub Roam, all stabin him at onst..”
“February 26, 2008 at 7:29 am onst sumwon sed, “mais oui” and i just fot dey was sayin my naem wif a slite speech impedidididment.”
“Master did not know this fact — laboring under a very common mistak, that, when onst out of England, he might wissle at all the debts he left behind him.”
“There was no use now denying the fact of his arrest, and so he confest it at onst: but he made a cock-and-bull story of treachery of a friend, infimous fodgery, and heaven knows what.”
“One thing, however, was evident to a man of his intleckshal capassaties; he must either marry the gal at onst, or he stood very small chance of having her.”
“The little Frenchman was quite in extasis; he found himself all of a suddn at the very top of the trea; and the laff for onst turned against his rivle: he actialy had the ordassaty to propose to my lady in English to take a glass of wine.”
“On hearing this pethetic remark, her mind was made up at onst: and sitting down to her eskrewtaw, she immediantly ableaged master with an answer.”
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