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once

  
1    at one time, formerly, in the old days, in the past, in times gone by, in times past, long ago, once upon a time, previously  
2    at once:     
a.    directly, forthwith, immediately, instantly, now, right away, straight away, straightway     (archaic)   this (very) minute, without delay, without hesitation  
b.    at or in one go     (informal)   at the same time, simultaneously, together  
3    once and for all      conclusively, decisively, finally, for all time, for good, for the last time, permanently, positively, with finality  
4    once in a while      at intervals, at times, every now and then, from time to time, now and again, occasionally, once in a blue moon     (informal)   on occasion, sometimes  
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ounce, on, onset, opine

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exp.
you only live once
[Fam.] acronym
adj.
happening once a year
Ex.: My favorite annual event is Christmas because I eat my mother's great feast and get christmas presents from Santa Claus.
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
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