Definitions

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  • adv. Alternative form of whilom.
  • adj. Alternative form of whilom.
  • conj. Alternative form of whilom.

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Examples

  • She said, It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that when As'ad found himself bound and beaten and sore with beating he recalled his whilome condition of honour and prosperity and dominion and lordship, and he wept and groaned aloud and recited these couplets,

    Arabian nights. English

  • The senate — once the most grave and stern and just assembly that the world had seen — was now, with but a few superb exceptions, a timid, faithless, and licentious oligarchy; while — name whilome so majestical and mighty! — the people, the great Roman people, was but a mob!

    The Roman Traitor (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • As’ad found himself bound and beaten and sore with beating he recalled his whilome condition of honour and prosperity and dominion and lordship, and he wept and groaned aloud and recited these couplets,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I say 'whilome' master, for there is no doubt that Mr. Bounder in these days felt that nobody was his master but himself.

    A Red Wallflower

  • What was the lake again became a crowded capital; the bazars were thronged with folk who bought and sold; each citizen was occupied with his own calling and the four hills became islands as they were whilome.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Roll blood-drops with the tears they whilome rolled:

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Nuzhat al-Zaman heard the first improvisation, she called to mind her father and her mother and her brother and their whilome home; then she wept and cried at the Eunuch and said to him, Woe to thee!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Sultanate of the City in the Black Islands whilome belonging to the young Prince, and dispatched with him the escort of fifty armed slaves together with dresses of honour for all the Emirs and

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I have come from Cairo-city of which my father was whilome

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Know then, O my lord, that whilome my sire was King of this city, and his name was Mahmud, entitled Lord of the Black Islands, and owner of what are now these four mountains.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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