October 13th, 2020

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Word of the Day 10/13/20 Quondam

Quondam (adjective)
quondam [ kwon-duhm, -dam ]


adjective
1. former; onetime: his quondam partner.

WORDS RELATED TO QUONDAM
bygone, erstwhile, onetime, past, preceding, sometime

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Origin: Borrowed into English from Latin around 1580–90

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR QUONDAM
"And my quondam nephew," he added, laughing; for his wife was a Kirke of the English branch, and my aunt was married to Eli.
HERALDS OF EMPIRE|AGNES C. LAUT

So great was the transformation that at the first glance we failed to recognize our quondam pupil and friend.
SOME JEWISH WITNESSES FOR CHRIST|REV. A. BERNSTEIN, B.D.

As there was no further use for his services our quondam trapper was again thrown out of employment.
ELEVEN YEARS IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND LIFE ON THE FRONTIER|FRANCES FULLER VICTOR

Philip had difficulty in persuading his quondam guest to show outward respect to his father's memory.
CHARLES THE BOLD|RUTH PUTNAM

"It's aisy remembered, mother," put in the quondam schoolmaster.
TWO KNAPSACKS|JOHN CAMPBELL

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