ONCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ONCE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
once
 ad.  as soon as
 ad.  at a previous time
Classic Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
1  He excites at once my admiration and my pity to an astonishing degree.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
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2  In that hour I should die and at once satisfy and extinguish his malice.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
3  He is eloquent and persuasive, and once his words had even power over my heart; but trust him not.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
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4  Daisy was my second cousin once removed and I'd known Tom in college.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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5  When I looked once more for Gatsby he had vanished, and I was alone again in the unquiet darkness.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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6  He came only once, in white knickerbockers, and had a fight with a bum named Etty in the garden.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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7  I looked once more at them and they looked back at me, remotely, possessed by intense life.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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8  Now and then she moved and he changed his arm a little and once he kissed her dark shining hair.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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9  Your pardon once again, good sir, if my speech give the shadow of offence.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
10  So great a vicissitude in his life could not at once be received as real.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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11  "Consider," she added, "that when the money is once parted with, it never can return."
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
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12  His eyes want all that spirit, that fire, which at once announce virtue and intelligence.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
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13  The storm, as is often the case in Switzerland, appeared at once in various parts of the heavens.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
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14  Yes," he replied gravely, "once I have.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
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15  By the virtues that I once possessed, I demand this from you.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
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Example Sentence: (120 in 9 pages)
16  I try and work out at the local gym once a week.
17  They usually get together once a month.
18  She once played the innocent victim in a horror movie.
19  I'd like to visit the colleges once more before we leave.
20  I resolved to visit my grandmother at least once a year.
21  He comes to see us once a week.
22  In summer we mow our lawn once a week.
23  If you can only exercise once a week, that's better than nothing.
24  They seem to have a flaming row at least once a week.
25  Wes Hall was once one of the West Indies' great cricketers.
26  The word once spoken can never be realled.
27  The tired worker fell back on the bed and at once fell asleep.
28  If there is something wrong with the machine,it should be reported at once to the engineer in charge.
29  He was once hagged by the enemy at the beginning of being captured.
30  Better deny at once than promise long.