Once

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Definition

once: one time, on one occasion; when, after; at one time in the past
conjunction
Once I saw the projected sales figures for next quarter, I knew it was going to be a good year. It was at that moment that I understood!

(to do something) once: (to do something) one time, on one occasion
adverb
I've only been there once. I went there one time in January last year.
If I've told you once, I've told you a hundred times. I always have to tell you several times!

once: before, previously, formerly, at one time in the past
adverb
Pronunciation examples
UK: Once I saw the projected sales figures my mind was at ease.
US: I have only been to Senegal once in my life, but it was the greatest trip ever.
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Examples

  • "Did you know that this little girl once took a taxi to school for a week while the chauffeur was out sick?"
  • "Stink barks once"
  • "Once you've fixed the engine, and fixed the hole in the hull."
  • "You're the only link I have to the world I once knew."
  • "Bark once for 'yes' and twice for 'no'."
  • "There's something different about a man once his cock has been taken from him."
  • "Remember, a wise man once said, 'you have to learn to crawl before you can walk'."

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