Erewhile
Erewhile Ere`while", Erewhiles Ere`whiles", adv. Some time ago; a little while before; heretofore. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

I am as fair now as I was erewhile. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • erewhile — [er΄hwīlz′er΄hwīl′] adv. [ME er whil] Archaic a short while before; a short time ago: also erewhiles [er΄hwīlz′] …   English World dictionary

  • erewhile — adverb also erewhiles (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ Etymology: Middle English erwhile, from er ere (preposition) + while archaic : some time ago : a little while before …   Useful english dictionary

  • erewhile — also erewhiles adverb Date: 13th century archaic a while before ; formerly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • erewhile — /air hwuyl , wuyl /, adv. Archaic. a while before; formerly. [1250 1300; ME; see ERE, WHILE] * * * …   Universalium

  • erewhile — adverb Some time ago; beforehand The dame sans mercis broken strain, Syn: erstwhile, erstwhiles …   Wiktionary

  • erewhile — until now Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • erewhile — [ɛ: wʌɪl] adverb archaic some time ago. Origin ME: from ere + while …   English new terms dictionary

  • erewhile — ere•while [[t]ɛərˈ(h)waɪl, ˈwaɪl[/t]] adv. archaic a while before …   From formal English to slang

  • erewhile — /ɛəˈwaɪl/ (say air wuyl) adverb Archaic formerly. {Middle English} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Erewhiles — Erewhile Ere while , Erewhiles Ere whiles , adv. Some time ago; a little while before; heretofore. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] I am as fair now as I was erewhile. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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