Erstwhile: Word of the Day

Erstwhile, adv., adj.

Former, formerly.

My first critique group was more interested in tearing down than building up the hearts, minds, and craft of writers.  I have found a better group, and seldom think of those erstwhile critics.

How will you use erstwhile in a sentence today?


4 responses to “Erstwhile: Word of the Day

  1. Mavis mixed the drinks. Erst, while chopping the onions, said: “Make mine a strong one would you, Duckie?”

  2. With globalization people from different continents are communicating daily on the internet making possible dialogue between cultures erstwhile unknown to one another.

  3. I have been told that people with Mitral Valve Prolapse no longer have to take antibiotics for a dental cleaning, erstwhile it was the norm. I don’t trust this new turn of events.

  4. They’ve done the same for people who had rheumatic fever in their childhood. Seems like they are not so worried as they use to be about such possible side effects of bacteria on the heart in this case. Not to be concerned. Medical ‘malpractice’ is always in different forms of revision…. grin grin. They’ll fix us up if the bacteria gets out of hand.

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