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wanst (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) once
    • 1863, Roger Quinn, The Heather Lintie: Being Poetical Pieces, Spiritual and Temporal...[1], page 167:
      Be the bye, I wanst knew art ould woman of that name. She was my darling Tibbie, but a notorious drunkard.
    • 1838, Charles Dickens et al, Bentley's Miscellany[2], page 308:
      Now, shut your eyes, and turn round wanst.' whispered the Grey Man. Shawn did as he was desired ; but, when he looked about, he was struck all of a hape to find himself standing in his own bawn....
    • 1837, Charles Fenno Hoffman et al, The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine[3], page 68:
      Wanst I was wo'th twenty thousand doll are, and I driv the saddling profession.

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