Synonyms for erstwhile
|Grammar : Adj|
|Spell : urst-hwahyl, -wahyl|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˈɜrstˌʰwaɪl, -ˌwaɪl|
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Définition of erstwhileOrigin :
- 1560s, from Middle English erest "soonest, earliest," from Old English ærest, superlative of ær (see ere) + while. As an adjective from 1903. Cognate with Old Saxon and Old High German erist, German erst.
- adj former
- He was beset on either side by the merciless fangs of his erstwhile comrades.
- Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
- It was pitiful to see the erstwhile Whittaker majority melt away.
- Extract from : « Cy Whittaker's Place » by Joseph C. Lincoln
- Mr. Hungerford and his erstwhile chum did not speak to each other at all now.
- Extract from : « Cap'n Dan's Daughter » by Joseph C. Lincoln
- That erstwhile habit of Sakr-el-Bahr's was one not easy to condone.
- Extract from : « The Sea-Hawk » by Raphael Sabatini
- Among them I recognized with a start my erstwhile guard, Holaf, of the Zervs.
- Extract from : « Valley of the Croen » by Lee Tarbell
- With blurred eyes, the erstwhile Willa Murdaugh turned to her informant.
- Extract from : « The Fifth Ace » by Douglas Grant
- For there is no poverty like the tyranny of that which sits on the erstwhile throne of plenty.
- Extract from : « The Bishop of Cottontown » by John Trotwood Moore
- The pretty lips, erstwhile so prone to laughter, are now too serious by far.
- Extract from : « April's Lady » by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
- The erstwhile silent ship was filled with tumult and clamor.
- Extract from : « A Little Traitor to the South » by Cyrus Townsend Brady
- Mr. Crow was dimly conscious of a mishap to his erstwhile captor.
- Extract from : « Anderson Crow, Detective » by George Barr McCutcheon
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