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Synonyms for once

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. once, one time, in one caseadverb

    on one occasion

    "once I ran into her"

    in one case, erstwhile, erst, at one time, formerly, one time

  2. onceadverb

    as soon as

    "once we are home, we can rest"

    in one case, erstwhile, erst, at one time, formerly, one time

  3. once, formerly, at one time, erstwhile, erstadverb

    at a previous time

    "at one time he loved her"; "her erstwhile writing"; "she was a dancer once";

    at once, erst, at one time, formerly, erstwhile, at a time, one time, in one case

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. onceadjective

    for one time

  2. onceadjective

    formerly, in former times

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "once":

    after, again, when, upon, formerly, if, ever, where, someday

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  1. The Mount Laurel Police Department:

    And he [Mathews] not only used one of the most demeaning terms you can give to a black person, he said it with no hesitation, but he also said it once the police officer came and cursed at the police officer.

  2. Paul Andrews:

    My father was an infinitely deliberate person, there's no way once he decided his own fate that he was going to give a clue about it, since that would have defeated the whole plan.

  3. Anil Swarup:

    We keep doing our job in terms of increasing production and productivity and improving quality, our assumption is that once you do that shareholders would be interested.

  4. Michael Orlich:

    If you had all those factors in the right direction, so to speak, they predicted about a 10-year differential in mortality within the Seventh-day Adventist population, is it too late?Few of us practice these healthy lifestyle habits, much less do them all at once. The good news, says Michael Orlich, is that it's never too late to start.

  5. Michael Short:

    Looks like voters would have to worry about a lot more than the Lincoln Bedroom being for sale if Hillary Clinton were president, how can anyone believe she won't be influenced by the huge sums of cash once again being sent her way from governments all over the world? Is this who voters want taking that 3am phone call?

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