Synonyms of once in English:
1 I saw him only once
on one occasion, one time, one single time
[Antonyms] twice, many times
3 they were friends once
formerly, previously, in the past, at one time, at one point, once upon a time, on a former occasion, on one occasion, one time, in one case, time was when, in days/times gone by, back in the day, in times past, in the (good) old days, long ago
literaryin days/times of yore, of yore
- 1 you must leave at onceimmediately, right away, right now, this moment/instant/second/minute, now, straight away, instantly, instantaneously, directly, suddenly, abruptly, summarily, forthwith, promptly, without delay/hesitation, without further ado;quickly, as fast as possible, as soon as possible, fast, speedily, with all speed[Antonyms] later, in due course
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he'll be all right once she's gone
as soon as, when, after, immediately after, the instant/moment/second/minute
once and for all
once in a while
- once in a while a car went pastoccasionally, from time to time, (every) now and then/again, every so often, every once in a while, on occasion, on occasions, on the odd occasion, at times, sometimes, off and on, at intervals, periodically, sporadically, spasmodically, erratically, irregularly, intermittently, in/by fits and starts, fitfully, discontinuously, piecemealrareinterruptedly
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