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- adv. For the time being, with the expectation that the situation may change.
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Overcome for the nonce by his hereditary fear of man, the brute retreated, raising a prolonged call to his brothers; and greedily they answered, till a ring of crouching, jaw-slobbered gray was stretched round about.
Bianchon, one of his fictitious personages, had become for the nonce a living reality.
That lady, for the nonce speechless, turned over the article in question.
And when he did sleep, his brain worked on, and for the nonce he, too, wandered through the white unknown, struggled with the dogs on endless trails, and saw men live, and toil, and die like men.