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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishone-timeˈone-time adjective [only before noun]  BEFOREformer Neil McMurtry, a one-time bus driver, is the lead singer.
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one-timeThe bonds are callable after one year on a one-time basis only.There is a one-time charge of $ 5.His father is a prominent attorney and one-time doubles partner of George Bush.The one-time gifted student kept his hands in his pockets as he listened to the brief proceedings.It gets its name because of the one-time importance of the weaving industry in the area.The Ostrich first came to fame through the nefarious exploits of its one-time landlord, Jarman.He later attempted such elucidation, as did other philosophers, notably his one-time pupil Edmund Husserl.The housekeeping couple at Cooper's one-time residence on Sixty-first Street were quiet and discreet.
From Longman Business Dictionaryone-timeˈone-time (also one-off British English) adjective [only before a noun] a one-time event, payment etc happens once and is not part of a regular series of such eventsLawyers face a one-off tax hit as a result of the tax changes.The company expects to take a one-time charge of $10.3 million (=show it in its accounts) due primarily to restructuring.
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