Definitions starting with O

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one time

[Pan-Creole; "abbreviation of at one time" DJE, cf. also Pap. un bez (Hoyer 98) and Fr. Cr. yon fwe both (lit. one time) immediately (Loftman 1953:60); but cf. also Twi ye no préko (lit, do it one time) do it at once (Herskovits 288)] adv, now, once and for all; all at once; simultaneously: 1918 The tiger sprang out of the hole an killed two thousand men dead one time (Parsons 38). 1949 Man can't whistle and smoke one time (Peek). (Black)

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Last update: 2010-11-09 04:56
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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