whilom
[ hwahy-luhm ]
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Part of SpeechadjectiveOrigin + Etymology
Old English; from hwīlum "at times," dative plural of hwīl
Synonyms
adjective
departed erstwhile old past
Antonyms
adjective
current after modern future
Definition
adjectiveformer; erstwhile
Examples
adjectiveA) Let us toast to whilom friends who could not join us for this dinner. B) I try not to associate with whilom coworkers because it reminds me too much of my behavior back then.
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