Definition of at one time in English:

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at one time

In or during a known but unspecified past period: she was a nurse at one time
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  • The ferry crew commented that it was the biggest number of dolphins they had seen together at one time in Scapa Flow.
  • We managed to prevent the fire spreading to a caravan park, which was a concern at one time.
  • Energy supply has been a huge issue in the past and at one time we considered the nuclear fuel option.
formerly, previously, once, in the past, at one point, at some point, once upon a time, time was when, in days/times gone by, in times past, in the (good) old days, back in the day, long ago
literary in days/times of yore, of yore
archaic sometime, erst, erstwhile, whilom
See parent entry: time
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