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See also: one-time



one +‎ time


onetime (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of one-time (former; past)
    • 1891, Howard Pyle, chapter 19, in Men of Iron[1]:
      "Nay," said he, stoutly, "I be no Lord and I be no Prince, but I be as good as thou. For am I not the son of thy onetime very true comrade and thy kinsman [] ?
    • 1962 June, “Main line in the shadows—the Great Central”, in Modern Railways, page 370, photo caption:
      A G.C. line parcels train, headed by Class B1 4-6-0 No. 61163, approaches Chesterfield on July 29, 1961 past the remains of the bridge carrying the onetime G.C. line to Chesterfield Market Place.
    • 1977 October 28, “Francisco Pignatari, 61, Onetime Brazilian Playboy Prospered as Industrialist”, in The New York Times[2], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Francisco Pignatari, a wealthy Brazilian industrialist and onetime international playboy, died today in a São Paulo hospital.
    • 2004, The 9-11 Commission, 9/11 Commission Report, Chapter 4:
      A onetime special [] forces officer, he had worked with Albright when she was ambassador to the United Nations and had served on the NSC staff with Clarke.
  2. Alternative form of one-time (occurring once)
    • 1896, Freeman Otis Willey, The Laborer and the Capitalist[3]:
      So far as manufacturers, traders, and lawyers use the savings banks, they are very generally of the poorer classes; and these probably own a great majority of the larger onetime deposits.
    • 2004, The 9-11 Commission, 9/11 Commission Report, Chapter 6:
      The additional funds included the FBI’s support of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah (a onetime increase) []
    • 2005, Osvaldo Gervasi et al., editor, Computational Science And Its Applications, Springer, →ISBN, page 526:
      One of the key characteristics of the proposed onetime password protocol is that attacker cannot use password because it changes every time.