quondam

Part of speech: adjective

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Usage examples "quondam":

  1. As a rule, the marriage- contract is " good for this season only," and the wife and children bid their quondam husband and father farewell, smiling at him with neither animosity nor reproach as the boats go out. - "The New North", Agnes Deans Cameron.
  2. It appeared that he had been highly popular among his quondam guests. - "The Grand Babylon Hotel", Arnold Bennett.
  3. Your quondam friend, sir, and rival in love, the farmer Craig Nicol. - "Annie o' the Banks o' Dee", Gordon Stables.