How to use Once in a sentence
Once again she sighed deeply.
Once into the woods, she began to relax.
I expect you to repay me once it's sold.
Not once did he look in their direction.
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All at once a light flashed out from the tower.
Once again he had caught her napping.
But once her father was like that.
Let me know at once when you will start.
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Then, all at once, he heard footsteps.
Once she was settled in the seat, he shut the door and walked around the car to the driver's side.
Once the garage door was secured, she pulled away from the house.
Prince Vasili knew this, and having once realized that if he asked on behalf of all who begged of him, he would soon be unable to ask for himself, he became chary of using his influence.
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Jellia at once departed on the errand, and she was gone so long that they had almost forgotten her mission when the green robed maiden returned with a troubled face.
But it was only once.
My parents at once determined to take me to Baltimore to see if anything could be done for my eyes.
This was a decision she had already made once - but not really.
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Once again she had let her desires drive them from her mind.
You ought to go out once in a while.
He looked her over once more.
Once again they were both silent.
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This goal is within our grasp—and with the vaccine presently priced at about thirty cents a child, shame on us for not ending polio once and for all.
Yet it is admirable to profess because it was once admirable to live.
Yet somewhere deep inside she feared that if he was capable of betrayal once, then he might be again.
Once again fear squeezed her stomach.
Once again the rear end was on solid ground.
It reminded her of an Arkansas weather joke she once heard.
Every once in a while, things turn out the way you hope that they will.
Once the floors had been waxed and the furniture polished, the house sparkled - in an empty kind of way.
Despite the piercing gaze she'd never quite gotten used to, she stepped past Jetr and looked up at her mate, taking him in breathlessly once again.
Once more, she held the dress in front of herself.
Edith began to cry, but once again wouldn't answer.
She climbed the stairs, turning once to look back at them.
Once beyond access to the river below, the seldom-used path presented an unbroken cover of fresh white, now blanketed in more than a foot of fresh powder, as it followed the large pipe toward the reservoir.
He called her, at least once.
Once on the dance floor, he stretched his long fingers across the small of her back and took her hand.
Once dressed, he returned to the kitchen.
The man before him had taken everything from him once; he wouldn't let him do it again!
In England there was once a famous abbey, called Whitby.
I guarded both doll and cradle with the most jealous care; but once I discovered my little sister sleeping peacefully in the cradle.
He is kind, he is one of God's chosen, he's a benefactor, he once gave me ten rubles, I remember.
A tormented look crossed Gabriel.s face, but he nodded once.
Kiera wiped her eyes and gazed at her with a deep frown, then said, "I had a dream once about being sent into outer space."
Romas had attempted once to explain the clothing was not woven aboard the ship but created on his home planet, molecularly broken into invisible pieces and stored somewhere aboard the ship.
Kiera would figure things out soon, especially once Evelyn got her into this new world and its customs.
She waved her wrist before the access pad, but once more, the warrior prevented the door from opening.
Kiera roused herself, climbed to her feet, and stretched before the prisoner snagged her arm once more and began the quick pace again.
The prisoner stepped into it, the disc soaring away once more.
Once she gave up her bond and accepted another, she belonged to him.
He didn't doubt that once she reached her new home and his sisters reminded her how to act, she would be both exquisite and tame.
Once she disabled her translator, he couldn't communicate with her.
I believe the Council will be visiting us as well once they receive word of what I have done.
The tiny specs indicating crafts or personnel in the 3D image moved and changed; the image itself spun slowly, as if to present her with all sides of the battle at once.
Ne'Rin only came for her once during the third day, to bring her to stand by him while he received visitors.
It would heal once he reached the main craft with the help of the medical unit but was useless in the meantime.
He intended for the problem to right itself in his absence, once she adjusted.
He was silent in surprise once more, unable to understand how she might consider his battle plans nothing more than a complex game.
Don't overextend yourself for me, she said, her face warm once again.
Once again, there was too much behind his simple statement for her to address.
For once, she wished she'd listened to Gage or Talal.
Though he made no move to stop her once she was visible, he did trail her.
The ensuing silence, however, reminded her once more of their awkward status.
I've thought more than once I'd like to set them off.
He approached and stood a short distance behind her, watching once more.
Nishani at once looked uncertain again, her frame tense.
Her eyes flew to his once more.
She looked up at him, awed once again by his size.
Kiera went, looking back once to see Mansr staring hard after her.
She couldn't survive if anything happened, and every Yirkin warrior on the planet would be looking for her, once they hear she exists.
A'Ran sat once more, calming.
Mansr offered no other advice but rose and bowed once more before striding to the door.
She approached the console, circling it once as she took in the different symbols.
Let us end it once and for all, not with the Council manipulating each of us for its benefit!
She didn't, and the disappointment brought tears to her eyes once again.
Grass had sprung up from boulders she touched, and she'd felt truly a part of her world for once in her life.
She looked at the ground instead of Evelyn, feeling bereft once again.
She pulled her hair back in a scrunchie at the base of her neck, growing nervous once again.
Her gaze went once more to A'Ran's face as they walked.
As he watched, spellbound, she revolved toward him, but he quickly closed his eyes lest he look upon her once beautiful face.
Edith looked once more at her son and then picked up the garment and the comb.
Edith looked up at the ceiling once more but in a few moments there was only silence.
Once the details to that "caper," as Fred O'Connor called it, were settled, life and business at Bird Song had proceeded peacefully.
They saw others on the trail only once when an elderly couple steamed by them with a wave.
Once again, the mysterious notebook took a back seat to the more pedestrian happenings at the Ouray inn.
Dean couldn't think of a polite response so for once he kept his mouth shut.
While the distance to her aunt's trailer was only a half dozen blocks, once the January sun had retired after its day's work, it would be a cold walk.
Once more, she wore Annie Quincy's white dress.
I hear-tell you can ski for free once you're seventy.
Once more, Ryland shrugged.
Cynthia busied herself with the notebook once again.
Edith sniffed once, lowered her head, and continued to eat, as if ignoring what had happened might make the pain disappear.
Once I figured that out, it all began to fall into place.
Edith shut her eyes and Dean thought for a moment she might once again faint.
My monthly condition excuses me from duties today so I donned my finest dress and strolled the streets of Ouray like the lady that was once Annie Quincy.
Edith at first looked shocked, but almost at once, her face melted to a resigned look—a condemned maiden mounting the guillotine steps, Joan of Arc as the match ignited her pyre.
While the independent woman had only been to Ouray once in the six months the Deans had been married, she and her son-in-law got along spectacularly.
After a call to Fred at Bird Song and the necessary schedule changes, they once again boarded the Jeep for the one-hour ride.
Once again, Weller had found a way to make Dean feel stupid.
I can't really blame the ones that step over the line once in a while.
He could feel himself getting redder as the man spoke, but for once, he held his temper.
I read a story once where this here woman pretended to be crazy, eating bugs and stuff like that....
Dean wondered how Effie would accept the final chapter of Annie's diary, once he had a chance to share it with her as Cynthia had promised.
Once again, the phone rang unanswered at the Indiana location.
He spotted Dean at once and joined him on the next stool.
Once in his bedroom, he closed the door and again tried to telephone Cynthia.
Dean had tried to telephone Cynthia once more with no luck.
Instead, he returned to Bird Song to once more try to contact his wife.
Dean followed her, happy beyond belief to have her once more share his bed.
Once I located him, about as you'd expect—shocked, couldn't believe it, blah, blah, blah.
You've already fallen once!
Once more, Shipton laughed.
He swung the ax once more, now only half a body length away.
He had no idea if he possessed the strength to stop his fall once the loosened slack had expired.
Dean dropped once more with the same bone-jarring result, this time slamming against the cliff-side with his entire right side and arm.
Dean gritted his teeth and dropped once more, just as a block of frozen mass as large as his head struck a glancing blow to his already aching shoulder.
Once it was established the law wasn't there to jail Dean as soon as he'd recuperated, Cynthia relaxed.
Edith Shipton had attempted suicide once before, after her stepson drowned in her presence.
Once I had a means of discounting the suicide note, everything else made much more sense.
He knew once someone questioned the suicide note and seriously examined it, he was all finished.
Once you realize that, you have to question everything she said.
Before entering, he looked up at the cerulean fall sky once more to feel the sun.
Maybe once I'm good and drunk.
The two stayed together through the years, even attempting to be lovers once, though they quickly realized theirs was a relationship of brother and sister.
Once again, she mimicked his unwelcome feelings perfectly.
Once outside, they headed toward the forest.
You will be drinking a lot once you feel the effect.
Once past that, the last hurdle was the human wanting to be turned.
She did get permission to turn a human once, Peter Standish.
Once she turned him and helped him through the painful first weeks, he abandoned her.
You really should pick some losers once in a while to skirt suspicion.
Jackson kissed her gently, then took her arm once more.
He then sat on the sofa, put his feet up on the overstuffed ottoman and once again congratulated himself on his prowess.
Elisabeth entered the room, and once again took his breath away.
When he hit the master switch that bathed all the cars at once in light, he turned to watch her reaction.
He found this entirely entertaining, and only approached her once while patrons were demanding her attention.
Once people had their chat with the artist and had made their selections, they settled in and the atmosphere seemed more like a party.
Once the shock wore off, rational thinking set in and he calmed down, feeling this might be an advantage.
Once she knows he is human she won't feel so alone.
For once in your life, let your heart make a decision.
Once they reached the highway, Elisabeth opened her laptop.
Jackson was once again struck by how much like a family it felt.
The other three were silent for a moment while what he said sunk in, then all at once they started laughing.
Jackson awoke, famished; he once again had not fed all day.
I can't find words for how beautiful that was, tender and haunting all at once.
I understand you don't want to throw everything at me at once, but you need to explain this now.
Once Sarah left the room, Jackson asked, "What made you decide to stay?"
We had a common goal for once in history... do you know who that bitch with him is?
Once they were gone, Elisabeth began to pace.
Once she gets enough blood in him, he'll calm down.
Once the bags were all filled Sarah removed the needle from Elisabeth's arm.
He tried to grab her once, but the offending hand was swatted away.
Once Elisabeth had composed herself, she asked, "What else do you want to know?"
It was just too much for him to deal with all at once.
Once back in human form, she stretched then groaned.
Once they had settled on October 12th for the wedding, and decided to use the same caterer they used for the Halloween gala, Elisabeth suggested they give it a rest until after Christmas.
Jackson rose from the piano and whispered to Elisabeth, "I'm going to take care of this once and for all."
I like a challenge once in a while.
He couldn't hope to overpower them all at once.
Once I have disposed of the you two and your newborn, I shall lure her pack here a few at a time and destroy them all.
Once again she was inviting him to visit, but this time she said Carmen had offered to let him use a room upstairs.
Once before he had felt that way about a woman and she had literally left him waiting at the altar while she ran off with another man.
Once you get something into your head, dynamite couldn't blast it out.
She lagged behind so he could open the restaurant door for them, but once inside he surrendered their care to Josh and Bill.
And keep going once you get started.
It must be nice to only have a birthday once every four years.
The engine turned over once and then headlights blinded her until he turned the car around.
I did that once, and I nearly made the mistake of my life.
He'd even taken her dancing once, and yesterday he picked her a mess of greens.
Katie said something about it once.
Once she was outside she viciously kicked at a stone.
And to think she once thought she and Alex had nothing in common.
Once inside the barn, she grabbed the pitchfork and a flashlight and then darted out the barn door, screaming at the top of her lungs.
It would be hard enough to get him on his rug once she had him in the barn.
The wild dog cried out sharply once and dropped.
Don't contact anyone once we're done talking.
Adrenaline and battle lust reared once again.
He released her once they were away from the scene.
Both shook the proffered hand, surprised to be greeted by a man once charged with overseeing the wars abroad.
Both Lana and the general turned icy, less-than-impressed looks on him, and for once, Brady was glad he couldn't speak.
Government will splinter once the attacks occur.
Greenie—and those he was working with—would be crazy not to pursue her, once they found out what she did.
She'd fantasized about him once.
She'd fantasized about meeting him more than once, even if she knew it was impossible.
His instincts warned him there was no stopping someone like General Greene, once he set out to find someone.
She was in his world now, offering him something he'd allowed himself to fantasize about more than once.
Maybe he feared his punishment would be worse when she told Mr. Tim what he did, for Mr. Tim would surely crush Brady's PMF militia once he found out his friend was a traitor.
She sat down to plot, not wanting to think what would happen if she failed to deliver the Horsemen somewhere safe or how much her Guardian would despise her once she acted.
He was once again the rebel commander and not her Guardian.
Swipe your thumb over it once, and it stuns.
She opened to him once again, reminding him of how she'd yielded to him earlier.
For once, she almost understood Brady's ability to kill without regret.
I see them once a year at most, but you had access to me and the government's secrets that would've put you in danger had anyone found out.
The rotators caught, pulling them out of the spin, slowed their ascent, then gave out once again.
Once it hit water, it would inflate, and the water-breather would activate.
As long as you have water, you only need to eat once a day.
Once she did that, she could risk contacting Tim on her net and pray he reached her before Greenie or anyone else found her.
For once, someone in the chain of command had some common sense.
Brady recovered his balance, once again amazed at just how weak his body was.
Not once have you uttered those words.
I did. But she never let me forget I was once a human. She always resented my human weaknesses.
Nothing did, and she trailed Gabriel once again.
Shaking his head, he continued to his destination. He emerged through a portal leading to Death's corner of the underworld. It was a place no demon or Immortal was allowed to go, and he'd thought it impossible to get there, until he'd tried. He'd visited Gabriel once before.
It was clear and cool outside of Gabe's small cottage in the middle of a possessed jungle. Rhyn felt the sense that someone else was there once more and looked around. Assuming the feeling has something to do with his magic, Rhyn shook it off once more. He opened the front door without knocking, already sensing it was empty. Gabe had left in a hurry. The wardrobe near his bed was open and his walls were missing many of the weapons Rhyn had seen last time.
Hannah's pretty eyes grew dark. Kris kissed her on the forehead, not wanting his mate to worry, even if he didn't know what would happen once he and Kiki left for the underworld.
Rhyn considered how he might use the demon, as he had once before. He didn't answer, pushing the door open to the cell block. Nearly all the cells were empty. "Where is everyone?" he asked.
And the Council has broken up at least once.
Katie angled herself towards the voice once again. The woman was close. She continued and then stopped suddenly, nearly tripping over the small form in her path.
Or, we can do things my way for once.
You made a selfless choice, one I've failed to make more than once. Besides, I ordered Katie killed. I alone can make this right.
He hefted Kiki once again. Hannah sniffled and crawled to her feet. Rhyn hurried towards the Sanctuary, concerned for Kiki but even more anxious about making sure Katie was alive and well.
They shouldn't be. I heard a story once about the Army of Souls. I'm wondering if they are what Darkyn was after, not killing Death.
After turning the knob once to confirm it was locked, he paused, somewhat unsteadily, and glanced across the motel parking lot.
Once past the scrub brush and small trees, the near-total darkness surprised him, causing him to pause until his eyes became accustomed to this darkened world.
He considered once more the folly of his undertaking, but pushed away his second thoughts.
We'd have a little wine when we had something to celebrate and once in a while a beer in the summer.
He's usually very predictable but he surprises everyone once in a while with something totally off the wall.
You know, I never once heard him bitch in all the years he worked for me.
Once Dean introduced himself, he sat with the phone several inches from his ear, unable to inject a word as she built up her tirade.
He had scored once, in his junior year, producing one-third of his team's production in a 13-to-3 lapper for Easton High.
Dean once suggested a bike ride in the country.
Once in a while they did things together socially, usually to fulfill mandated coupling at necessary functions and seldom for the entertainment of either.
The unearthly shrill of the telephone shattered the scene, once, twice, three times before Dean clawed at the instrument and grumbled something.
I've seen you once in 13 years and you were in a lineup.
What's the heat if I double rent once in awhile?
The principal located the boy, who willingly answered Dean's questions once he learned his own activities were of no interest to the police.
Just prompt them once in awhile.
Once on the street, Dean put up a halting hand.
But their little sojourn to Scranton had not yielded once and for all what Dean had hoped for, a dead end to close off speculation on this business.
Once again there was no evidence to make Jeffrey Byrne's death anything but an accidental drowning.
The thought passed Dean's mind that he'd already carried her to bed once today but he held his tongue.
Once again in darkness, Dean made his way toward the form, his arms outstretched before him.
Emergency lights were now on outside the motel, making the return trip easier once he reached the road.
But once back in bed, the complexities and the happenings of the day raised their heads like so many ghosts crying for attention in his tired brain.
We all drink a little too much once in a while.
She apologized that she would once again need his detailed report now that the body remained missing.
It was an unforgettable day and Dean never once thought of the missing Mr. Byrne until mid-afternoon while they were taking a short break and Cynthia mentioned his name.
I should be wearing black instead of enjoying myself, even if it's only once in awhile.
Later, when the game had run to silence, she became serious once more.
Might it have been one of those situations where Fred mentioned something to Cora Abernathy who told it to her second cousin, once removed, whose brother-in-law's best friend was seeing the sister of Arthur's housekeeper?
Once the guy saw me clearly by the door, he knew my face and all hell broke loose.
Dean told Fred once they were alone.
Once again, she didn't answer directly but described a well-known seafood restaurant on the New Jersey shore, at least two hours from Parkside.
Whatever beauty the day held was lost once he was behind the wheel, listening to a chorus of horns amid a blue haze of exhaust.
And for once, we've got a lead they haven't overheard.
Once he saw the area, he knew he'd made a mistake in not accepting her offer and staying longer.
Durango, Colorado, once one of the wildest cities in the old west, was now the home of 12,000 citizens and one of the country's last narrow-gage railroads.
After once again setting up Dean's tent, this time in the dark, Fred suggested they go someplace quiet and talk.
He filled in Fred before the two once again parted.
When the road straightened once more, he heard a noise behind him and a dozen daredevils in the tuck position sped on by him with a wave and a rush of air.
He pushed off once again, committed firmly to the pursuit.
Once I questioned what you told me, everything began making sense.
The lodge was in the next block and once again mirrored the others he'd visited since this business began.
Once again he moved to the window and looked out.
We all do something on the spur of the moment once in awhile.
They were all joking, of course, but how much would Alex change once they exchanged vows?
Once all the boxes were in the house, he turned to her.
In two weeks Alex would be making the decisions and everything that once belonged to her parents would belong to him as well.
More than once someone had purchased frozen colostrum cubes from her to feed a newborn calf.
Once again she crossed the field – this time back to her house.
It would be so exciting once they were married.
Once again blood rushed up into her face.
Watching his retreating back, it occurred to her once again that she might lose him over moral issues.
He had only kissed her once, a peck on the cheek.
Once she thought she couldn't live like that.
Once they moved the chickens, there would be no reason to walk down to the farm every day.
Once again it crossed her mind how pleased they would have been with Alex.
I'll bring a couple of cages home from work tomorrow, so we can catch the chickens and bring them all up here at once.
Once the chickens were happy in their pen, she turned to Alex.
I like fresh rabbit meat every once in a while, and I like taking care of rabbits.
And wear it once?
Checking the record, her face grew warm on discovery that Alex had once again tried in vain to reach her.
Maybe he was getting nervous because he had been this close to getting married once before and she simply didn't show up for the wedding.
Once out of bed she slipped into a nightgown and headed for the kitchen.
Start out someplace besides the clearance rack for once.
Once again he had been unable to reach her on the cell phone – for whatever reason.
Apparently that was what inspired his decision to arrange for a trash truck once a week.
Once again his gaze traveled over her face.
Once again she visited the library, this time to research the symptoms of pregnancy.
Once home she washed the roasting hen and put it in a pan.
Alex had once asked if Josh would be the person she turned to when they were having problems.
She could have eased his mind by telling him she had only been up here once alone, and that was after Dad died.
You can't forget that we were once almost engaged, can you?
Once outside the pen, she latched the gate back and turned Ed toward the forest.
What was once mine is now ours.
No one could take them back once the papers were signed.
Once they were like brother and sister, but he had changed.
Once inside, he reached out and took her hand, pulling her across the car seat.
Alex was alert for the rest of the ride, even noting a bear track once.
And to think you once told me I was hard on the wildlife.
Still, the little girl inside wanted to believe the magic room had weaved its spell once again.
Once before she had thought she was pregnant, and he had been sorry when she found out she wasn't.
Once he saw the doctor, the entire issue would be settled.
Once he had told her that there would be times in their marriage when they would regret giving up their freedom.
Only once had Josh actually hit her, and Alex had been there.
He had stopped Josh from shaking the life out of her once.
He had once told her that any time she didn't want to cook, they could go out to eat, but this hardly seemed the time.
If they could only bring back the joy they once shared — the trust.
Once across the creek, she pushed her way up the overgrown trail and across the field, pausing to watch a couple of ducks on the pond.
And what did he mean, for once?
He was asking for a second chance, but could they ever reclaim the relationship they had once enjoyed?
We found it once.
But then, he forgave her once before, in spite of it all.
It was one thing to discuss financial plans, but would the desire be there for the intimacy they once shared?
Once she had found him irresistible.
Once before he had used that logic, and it had been a prelude to a fiasco.
It was a reminder of what they once shared and lost — a lesson that for some things, there is only one chance.
It had nearly happened to him once.
Once again he asked for forgiveness.
Darian started towards the palace, intending to take her to bed with him once more before he started his official duties.
She'd never let him touch her again, but once was enough for Talia to grow in her belly.
She left before anyone could shut her up again in a room, running once she'd closed the door to the hovel the two families shared.
He ran through the city and into the apple orchard on the side of the city she'd only seen once, for peasants didn't go there.
She looked around, astounded by the beauty of the orchard, then realized she'd lose sight of Dustin once he crested the hill in the center of the orchard.
Dustin ran up to the young man Jenn assumed was his master, and the golden eyes at once told her who this Damian was.
Once a god then a slave, he was just starting to figure out who he was now.
Darian watched his little brother, at once proud of the White God that Damian had grown into and crushed by the sense of his own failure.
More importantly, she had to find out what Jonny's next step was, once the month-long truce between White and Black Gods was up.
Once we are here, we can Travel at will.
While she'd been one of the original Guardians to escape the immortal world with Damian, she'd also been at the bottom of the totem pole, once the Guardians in the mortal world rallied around their White God.
I can't be in two places at once.
He would never be what he once was, but he wasn't Jonny, headed down a dark path.
He circled the portal once again, stalling, before finally Traveling to the nearby station.
What peace she'd found in the familiar orchard fled as she looked at the charred, crumbling ruins of the once great city that lay beyond the wall.
Jenn stepped into the city, at once aware of the sorrow the place held.
Scaling the wall once again, she dropped to her feet and was still for a long moment, using her senses to see if anyone was there.
For once, he didn't know what Damian might be thinking.
Convincing herself it was only his magic, she couldn't help sensing once more there was something else between them.
A single marble obelisk marked the bloodline and legacy of a once powerful clan.
The metal was cold against her warm skin, and she pulled her scarf on tighter once the necklace was where it belonged.
At once, the cold and dark was replaced by soft light and heat.
For once, let someone else take care of you, Jenn.
For once, let someone take care of you.
Changes undergone in the immortal world normally weren't permanent, once they returned to their world for twenty-four hours.
Every once in awhile, he absorbed too much, and the result threw him on his back.
Still, she'd texted once, soon after Dusty disappeared, asking her Watcher where her mate was.
At once, her body felt energized where she'd been drained before.
Jenn nodded once to show she heard.
He Traveled to the small town, at once struck by the scent of barbacoa again.
Tendrils of coldness stretched from its home within her chest, testing her strength before subsiding into stillness once more.
For once, I agree with that ass.
By the time he engaged the third, the woman was running once more.
The moon is a fickle lover, like a beautiful woman…she gives her whole heart but once a month and leaves you before dawn…why fear you the night?
She held his gaze in silent challenge a moment longer before dropping back and stretching out once more.
Rissa was dressed in clean men's clothing, her hair braided once more.