Definition of Erewhile

1. adv. Some time ago; a little while before; heretofore.



Definition of Erewhile

1. Adverb. (archaic or poetic) Some time ago; beforehand ¹

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Definition of Erewhile

1. some time ago [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Erewhile

erenow
erepsin
erepsins
ereption
eres
erethic
erethism
erethismic
erethisms
erethistic
erethistic shock
erethitic
ereuthophobia
erev
erevs
erewhile (current term)
erewhiles
ereyesterday
erf
erfkin
erfkins
erg
erga omnes
ergasia
ergasiomania
ergasiophobia
ergasiophyte
ergasiophytes
ergasthenia
ergastic

Literary usage of Erewhile

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1. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"... a cuirass he gave Of linked gold enwrought and triple chain; A noble helmet, too, with flaming crest And lofty cone, th' accoutrement erewhile Of ..."

2. Illustrations of Sterne: With Other Essays and Verses by John Ferriar (1812)
"Long slept that mirth in dust of ancient days, (erewhile to GUISE, or wanton VALOIS dear) Till wak'd by thee in SKELTON'S joyous pile, She flung on TRISTRAM ..."

3. The Dawn in Britain by Charles Montagu Doughty (1906)
"... which were, erewhile, washt, In Well of Life, such joy have, that they count, It were, not hard, themselves, to die: so covet They, as great gain, ..."

4. The Lusiad: Or, The Discovery of India: an Epic Poem by Luís de Camões, William Julius Mickle (1809)
"... of bitter brine erewhile, Should to the bosom of the deep recoil Robb'd of its salt, and from the cloud distil Sweet as the waters of the limpid rill? ..."

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