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He held it, but it was without pressure; without recognizance of the delight with which he once grasped it.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
When his lordship retired early, as was his custom, the other men adjourned once more to the billiard-room.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
As Spain, however, has fallen from the high place she once held, her colonial system has also gone down.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Each picture bore a label, giving a true description of the once-honoured gem.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
And once more, she found herself desiring to be like Janet--not only in appearance, but in soft manner and tone.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
The women at once rose and began to shake out their draperies and relax their muscles.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Squinty, several times, looked at the hole under the pen, by which he had once gotten out.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Afterwards we saw you once or twice at tea at the Ritz, and you took off your hat, so you must have remembered then.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
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WORDS RELATED TO ONCE IN A WHILE

  • alternately
  • at intervals
  • at times
  • every once in a while
  • every so often
  • fluctuating
  • from time to time
  • irregularly
  • now and then
  • occasionally
  • on occasion
  • once in a while
  • sometimes
  • sporadically
  • vacillating
  • variably
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