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Formerly; in the past.‘the wistful eyes which whilom glanced down upon the fields’
formerly, previously, in the past, at one time, at one point, once upon a time, on a former occasion, on one occasion, one time, in one case, time was when, in days gone by, in times gone by, back in the day, in times past, in the old days, in the good old days, long agoView synonyms
- ‘Legality documentary been had present award winning range director Branko Istvancic, he said that it is ‘sad story talk about evanescence life as we whilom live’.’
- ‘‘Whom did I see but the whilom nursery governess sitting on a chair in one of these gardens’, meaning that the lady had once been a governess, but was one no longer.’
Former; erstwhile.‘a whilom circus acrobat’one-time, erstwhile, sometime, late, as wasView synonyms
Old English hwīlum ‘at times’, dative plural of hwīl (see while).
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