My erstwhile girlfriend tipped me off about someone named John.
He was to be Iran's moderate president, reflecting public sentiment to avoid the bombast of the erstwhile Ahmadinejad.
Photographer Charles Ommanney, on assignment for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, follows the erstwhile frontrunner.
But lately, strains between the erstwhile allies have become apparent.
The news is another step in the rehabilitation of alcohol, an erstwhile bad guy.
Slowly, the modern masses are learning to emulate their erstwhile masters in the art of eating.
He was beset on either side by the merciless fangs of his erstwhile comrades.
"Good morning, my erstwhile passengers and new colonists," he said.
It was pitiful to see the erstwhile Whittaker majority melt away.
It was an inspiration to see what God had wrought among these erstwhile heathen.