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erewhile

[air-hwahyl, -wahyl] /ɛərˈʰwaɪl, -ˈwaɪl/
adverb, Archaic.
1.
a while before; formerly.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see ere, while
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erewhile

/ɛəˈwaɪl/
adverb
1.
(archaic) a short time ago; a little while before
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