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For once is used to emphasize that something happens on this particular occasion, especially if it has never happened before, and may never happen again. [emphasis] ⇒ For once, dad is not complaining. ⇒ His smile, for once, was genuine.
Just for once , I fancied having someone on my side during a police interrogation.Val McDermid KICK BACKThey had arrived at Bessborough Street together next day, so perhaps he had even been staying with her for once.Ferrars, Elizabeth COME AND BE KILLEDThey were provocative enough to take my attention off Emerson's driving for once.Elizabeth Peters HE SHALL THUNDER IN THE SKY