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once

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adv
  1. once in a while
  2. once [a, every, per] [week]
  3. once and for all
  4. once in your life [experience, opportunity]
  5. only [happens, comes] once in a lifetime
  6. once again he has [gone, done, tried]
  7. I've [tried it, been there] once
  8. once upon a time
  9. once [went, tried, though]
  10. have to try (it) at least once
conj
  1. once you have [finished, gone, seen]
n
  1. I only [did it, saw her] the once
  2. [only, just] the once
  3. OK, just this once
n as adj
  1. a once-in-a-lifetime [opportunity, chance, offer]
  2. give it [the, a quick] once-over
adj
  1. a once- [powerful, strong, leading] nation
additional examples
  1. I only [did it, saw her] the once
  2. a once-in-a-lifetime [opportunity, chance, offer]
  3. once in a while
  4. [only, just] the once
  5. give it [the, a quick] once-over
  6. once [a, every, per] [week]
  7. OK, just this once
  8. once and for all
  9. once in your life [experience, opportunity]
  10. only [happens, comes] once in a lifetime
  11. a once-in-a-lifetime [opportunity]
  12. once again he has [gone, done, tried]
  13. [just, only] once
  14. I've [tried it, been there] once
  15. once upon a time
  16. once you have [finished, gone, seen]
  17. once [went, tried, though]
  18. [left, yelled, said] all at once
  19. have to try (it) at least once
  20. it happened all at once
  21. a once- [powerful, strong, leading] nation
  22. give it [the, a quick] once-over
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