quondam

[ kwon-duh m, -dam ]SEE DEFINITION OF quondam

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Do you not recognize my quondam tutor and the once dauntless Meg?

At the peace Washington demanded the return of these quondam slaves.

And have you never been detected by any of your quondam associates?

It appeared that he had been highly popular among his quondam guests.

However, with the dainty volume my quondam friend sprang into fame.

Friends there were in many, and quondam lovers by the score.

Would you be content that your quondam poor should be no better off than the rich?

But Harry saw nothing and heard but little of his quondam friends.

One of Enoks kerchiefs it was—a quondam bandage for the earache.

I thought so, as my quondam friend clasped my hand in farewell that morning.

WORD ORIGIN

"one-time, former," 1580s, from earlier use as an adverb ("formerly") and a noun ("former holder" of some office or position), both 1530s, from Latin quondam (adv.) "formerly, at some time, at one time; once in a while," from quom, cum "when, as" (see who) + demonstrative ending -dam.

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bygone

adjectivein the past
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