Definition of 'erstwhile'
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That means they are comfortably working at home while their erstwhile colleagues are stuck on a bus. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Yet when asked about his erstwhile colleagues and former allies, he just could not help himself. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And the episode has left two erstwhile friends not speaking to each other. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Does he feel guilt for poaching the biggest prize from his erstwhile colleague? Times, Sunday Times (2010)For one of the joys of contemporary society is the sublime pleasure in being friends with erstwhile lovers. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He loved to reminisce and was only sorry that not more of his erstwhile rivals were around to share the memories. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His erstwhile friends had jumped ship. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet exes do not exist only in the minds of their erstwhile lovers, they also haunt their new partner too. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There are lessons here for all of us, not just his erstwhile friends on the Right. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Her message to her erstwhile friends is: 'I wannabe away. The Sun (2012)And, indeed, he did disappear from the view of erstwhile friends and patrons. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Still, it's hard to understand why some erstwhile close friends have stopped making contact at all. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Used Occasionally. erstwhile is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'erstwhile'
British English: erstwhile ADJECTIVE
You use erstwhile to describe someone that used to be the type of person indicated, but no longer is.
He ran away with an erstwhile friend of his wife's.
Definition of erstwhile from the Collins English Dictionary
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