Definitions

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  • adj. Former.
  • adj. For a single instance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. belonging to some prior time

Etymologies

one +‎ time (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Girardi has lost confidence in onetime eighth-inning reliever Phil Hughes, bringing in closer Mariano Rivera for two innings in the ALCS clincher.

    Yankees and Phillies on track for a tight Series

  • Last year, Panasonic acquired a majority stake in onetime rival and rechargeable-battery leader Sanyo Electric Co.

    Panasonic Invests in Tesla

  • He got Giles from Cleveland two seasons ago and is close to plugging in onetime

    USATODAY.com - Balls & Strikes

  • Join onetime Harlem resident DBR and his band, DBR & THE MISSION, as theyperform worksoff ofDBR’s latest record Woodbox Beats & Balladry, with special guests Emeline Michel — beloved in her native country of Haiti for her skillful infusion of social, political and inspirational content into traditional rhythms — and Erol Josué — renowned for his ties to voodoo as well as for his infectious pop music:

    Daniel at this Year’s SummerStage «

  • The Western-educated Karzai -- seen by many as Washington's preferred candidate -- called the onetime monarch the symbolic "father of the nation" in his speech today.

    Squabbling Over The Next Step

  • I've had some fun at times with old names now popular - a character calls his onetime syno-italian girlfriend Teofania "Mistress Tiffany," but you can only get away with that a little of that.

    Nefertiti, by Michelle Moran. Book review

  • "To fetch your wife -- that is, your onetime wife," the fat man told him.

    Tek Net

  • Huntsman threw his support behind Romney, calling his onetime bitter rival the GOP's best hope to beat President Barack Obama.

    CNN.com

  • Dr. Willke, who in 1971 created what became Ohio Right to Life, called his onetime organization out of touch with the "unrestrained enthusiasm" that the heartbeat bill has unleashed and that he said is emerging in many other states.

    NYT > Home Page

  • An exasperated Mr. Hoyer decried the Republican's unwillingness to deal, and said that Republicans "intentionally walk more than Barry Bonds," referring to the onetime baseball player who has more intentional walks than any other player in history.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

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