How to use Erstwhile in a sentence

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  • The ruthless methods by which the Spaniards forced the natives to labour for them caused a change in the attitude of the erstwhile friendly Borinquenos.

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  • Oh Mother, I am seeing scenes which erstwhile lingered deep within the bounds of restless sleep.

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  • Designed by the erstwhile chief designer of Camper & Nicholson, this 58 ' gaff ketch is simply stunning.

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  • Inside the US Administration, one figure had a personal detestation of Libya's erstwhile leader.

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  • These erstwhile suitors are the subject of comedies from Shakespeare to Friends, and yet the fact is that it is a reality.

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  • The visual incongruity of erstwhile ambassador and broken Jack-in-the-box is heart-breaking.

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  • Emily Crestwood, an erstwhile brainy, rich socialite, tomorrow went into an anonymous plot he'd soon mow over.

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  • Faulkner uses Owen's iconic poetry to flesh out the bones of three bodies exhumed from the earth of the erstwhile trenches.

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  • On the other hand, other West Coast ideologues have embraced the laissez-faire ideology of their erstwhile conservative enemy.

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  • It is true that the Teutonic states succeeded everywhere in establishing themselves; but only in England and in the erstwhile Roman Germany did the Roman nationality succumb to the Teutonic. In the other countries it not only mantained itself, but was able to assimilate the ruling German race; the Lombards, West Goths, Swabians, and even the Franks in the greater part of Gaul became Romanized.

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  • Emily Crestwood, an erstwhile brainy, rich socialite, tomorrow went into an anonymous plot he 'd soon mow over.

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  • The erstwhile diva has sited "irreconcilable differences" in her petition to legally end the marriage.

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  • It was not a good day for crime for the mugger as the erstwhile crime fighter - Jack Osbourne - soon overtook him.

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  • Bouncers removed the erstwhile reality show regular only to have him charge back into the bar.

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  • Brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill and cousin Matthew Followill are the offspring (and nephew) of erstwhile traveling Pentecostal preacher, Leon Followill.

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  • According to a source close to the erstwhile prankster, Steve-O was admitted to Cedars-Sinai in order to log some recovery time from his "reckless lifestyle."

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  • In Metal Gear Solid 4, our erstwhile special-ops hero, Solid Snake, is now a grizzled veteran facing legions of bipedal robots - and doubtlessly, he also is up against a cadre of superpowered bad guys and the usual save-the-world situation.

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  • Kristen Bell (of Veronica Mars and Heroes) voices the erstwhile title character and signs off her erstwhile narrations with xoxo, Gossip Girl.

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  • Dixie Cooney was a duck out of water in Pine Valley, but her intrinsic naivety and sweetness appealed to the rascal Tad and redeemed him from bad boy to erstwhile hero.

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  • Rather than sinking without a trace, as many erstwhile efforts from talented but unknown teams have historically done, Serious Sam won a raft of gaming awards, including GameSpot's game of the year, and sold quite well.

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  • Until modern times the city was built largely on floating pontoons or on piles at the edges of the innumerable canals and water-courses which formed the thoroughfares, but to meet the requirements of modern life, well-planned roads and streets have been constructed in all directions, crossing the old canals at many points and lined with well-built houses, for the most part of brick, in which the greater part of the erstwhile riparian population now resides.

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