from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adverb One time only.
- adverb At one time in the past; formerly.
- adverb At any time; ever.
- adverb By one degree of relationship.
- noun A single occurrence; one time.
- conjunction As soon as; if ever; when.
- adjective Having been formerly; former.
- idiom (at once) All at one time; simultaneously.
- idiom (at once) Immediately; instantly.
- idiom (once more/again) Another time; again.
- idiom (once more/again) As usual; in typical fashion.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An obsolete form of
- One time.
- One and the same time: usually with at: as, they all cried out at once. See phrases below.
- At one time in the past; formerly.
- At some future time; some time or other.
- At any time; in any contingency; on any occasion; under any circumstances; ever.
- Without delay; immediately: often merely expletive: as, John, come here once.
- Once for all.
- Immediately; forthwith; without delay.
- When at any time; whenever; as soon as.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb For one time; by limitation to the number one; not twice nor any number of times more than one.
- adverb At some one period of time; -- used indefinitely.
- adverb At any one time; -- often nearly equivalent to ever, if ever, or whenever.
- adverb At one and the same time; simultaneously; in one body.
- adverb once and once more; repeatedly.
- noun (Zoöl.) The ounce.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adverb frequency
Oneand only one time.
- adverb temporal location
Formerly; during some periodin the past.
- adverb mathematics multiplied by one: indicating that a number is multiplied by one
- conjunction As
soonas; when; after.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adverb as soon as
- adverb at a previous time
- adverb on one occasion
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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You will get this, father, when perhaps it is too late; but if you have any pity, any love left for your boy, come to me once more -- _once more_, father!
_ _Yes, if it please you, once, and never but once_.
"The Dutch have tired me out; and I intended to fight with them once, _only once_, and to drive them over the Vaal."
Perhaps once, _once_, I might; but it is too late now.
Not once -- not _once_, mind you -- had a single one of these great brains referred to the obvious.
Even now, once in a while, she -- but, thank heaven, not _once_ since meeting Lord Raygan; she was sure of that.
I had already encountered some of these creatures, once during my moonlight flight from the Leopard-man, and once during my pursuit by Moreau on the previous day.
Mrs. Brown says it was all most awful an 'she knows from her son's face as he thinks it was all because she stopped stirrin' sometimes durin 'the two hours an' she declares with tears as she never stopped stirrin 'once -- not _once_.
Oh, papa, dear papa, will you not let me -- will you not kiss me once, _just once_?
Never but once -- that uneffaceable _once_ -- had Agatha seen her husband look as he looked now.