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once

once

 
 
pronunciation:
wuhns
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective, conjunction, noun
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: at one time in the past; formerly.
She was once a teacher.
definition 2: only one time.
He calls his mother once a month.
definition 3: even one time; ever.
Once a writer, always a writer.
definition 4: by only one degree or level.
a situation only once removed from disaster
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: former.
the once chairman of the committee
 
part of speech: conjunction
definition: if ever; whenever; when.
Once you've told me I won't forget.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a single instance; one time.
When it comes to riding the ponies, once is never enough.