Definition of for once or this once in English:

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for once (or this once)

On this occasion only, as an exception: I hope you’ll forgive me this once
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  • The day stayed dry and the sun shone occasionally, and for once there were only a few spots of rain.
  • They're calling it the deal of all deals, and for once you can forgive the hyperbole.
  • But just this once, just for a few moments today I felt socially useful.
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