Part of speech: adjective

Former; formerly; at times.

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Usage examples "whilom":

  1. I cannot, however, take leave of it without reminding you, that Sir John Fastolf, whilom our neighbour at Castor, was for some time placed in command here, as Lieutenant to the Regent Duke of Bedford. - "Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2)", Dawson Turner.
  2. Robert Cameron of Denver, Colorado: My whilom friend dear McIntyre, Your book of rhymes has come, Take thanks from all around our fire, For all have said well done; How many long and toilsome years Have passed since first we met, I was a lad twixt hopes and fears, And you'r a poet yet. - "Poems of James McIntyre", James McIntyre.
  3. Neither he nor his whilom tutor had the wit to penetrate so deeply below the surface. - "Under a Charm, Vol. II. (of III) A Novel", E. Werner.