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  • as informerly
  • as inonce

synonyms for once upon a time

  • already
  • earlier
  • heretofore
  • once
  • erstwhile
  • a while back
  • aforetime
  • anciently
  • at one time
  • away back
  • back
  • back when
  • before
  • before now
  • before this
  • down memory lane
  • eons ago
  • erewhile
  • in former times
  • in the olden days
  • in the past
  • lately
  • long ago
  • of old
  • of yore
  • olden days
  • radically
  • some time ago
  • time was
  • used to be
  • water under the bridge

antonyms for once upon a time

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  • currently
  • future
  • presently
  • subsequently
  • currently
  • future
  • later
  • presently
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How to use once upon a time in a sentence

It is thinner than that of chronic bronchitis, and upon standing separates into three layers of pus, mucus, and frothy serum.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
It ended on a complaint that she was 'tired rather and spending my time at full length on a deck-chair in the garden.'
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Other things being equal, the volume of voice used measures the value that the mind puts upon the thought.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
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
The vision—it had been an instantaneous flash after all and nothing more—had left his mind completely for the time.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
In the year of misery, of agony and suffering in general he had endured, he had settled upon one theory.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
He turned his eyes upon her; but no sympathy was in their beams; no belief in the semblance of her tears.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
About this time the famous Philippine painter, Juan Luna (vide p. 195), was released after six monthsʼ imprisonment as a suspect.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
I hate to be long at my toilette at any time; but to delay much in such a matter while travelling is folly.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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