Definition of whilom in English:

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whilom

Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪləm/
archaic

adverb

Formerly; in the past: the wistful eyes which whilom glanced down upon the fields
More example sentences
  • ‘Whom did I see but the whilom nursery governess sitting on a chair in one of these gardens’, meaning that the lady had once been a governess, but was one no longer.
  • Legality documentary been had present award winning range director Branko Istvancic, he said that it is ‘sad story talk about evanescence life as we whilom live’.

adjective

Former; erstwhile: a whilom circus acrobat

Origin

Old English hwīlum 'at times', dative plural of hwīl (see while).

Words that rhyme with whilom

asylum, hilum, phylum

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