Definition of erstwhile in English:


Line breaks: erst|while
Pronunciation: /ˈəːstwʌɪl




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  • Formerly: Mary Anderson, erstwhile the queen of America’s stage
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    • The future, as foreseen by Douglas Hurd, erstwhile Foreign Secretary to Margaret Thatcher, looks intriguing.
    • Getting a brand that was erstwhile pushed by James Bond himself?
    • Oil money has corrupted the media and a considerable segment of erstwhile critical intellectuals.

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