Part of speech: noun

Present time or occasion.

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Usage examples "nonce":

  1. Before leaving, for the nonce, the Royal Navy, its officers and men, a few facts may be permitted, particularly interesting at the present time. - "The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1", Frederick Whymper.
  2. I've done with the writing for the nonce, child, he said, and need you no longer. - "Audrey", Mary Johnston.
  3. So I made up my mind to do as he bid me for the nonce, and then have done with him. - "The House by the Church-Yard", J. Sheridan Le Fanu.