at one time

1. simultaneously (Freq. 2)

he took three cookies at a time

Syn: ↑at a time, ↑at once
2. at a previous time

at one time he loved her


her erstwhile writing


she was a dancer once

Syn: ↑once, ↑formerly, ↑erstwhile, ↑erst

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FORMERLY, previously, once, in the past, at one point, once upon a time, time was when, in days/times gone by, in times past, in the (good) old days, long ago; poetic/literary in days/times of yore; archaic erstwhile, whilom.

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at one time
1. Formerly
2. Simultaneously
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Main Entry:time

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at one time phrase
in the past, but not now

At one time, that kind of thing would have made me really angry.

Thesaurus: existing, happening in or relating to a time in the pastsynonym
Main entry: time

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in or during a known but unspecified past period

she was a nurse at one time

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