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Permanent link for this word: quondam
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Former; onetime.
From Latin quondam (formerly). Earliest documented use: 1535.
"One of the assumptions Madison and others labored under was that Britain would be too preoccupied with beating Napoleon to pay much attention to its quondam colonies."
Joyce Appleby; The Washington Post; A Stumbling, Fiery End to War of 1812; May 5, 2013.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:To be capable of embarrassment is the beginning of moral consciousness. Honor grows from qualms. -John Leonard, critic (1939-2008)
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