[ UK /ˈɜːst/ ]
  1. at a previous time
    her erstwhile writing
    she was a dancer once
    at one time he loved her
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How To Use erst In A Sentence

  • Luckily, I have a very understanding boss.
  • The main superstructure frame is formed from reinforced concrete with post-tensioned, ribbed slab floors.
  • An established order of seeing, of understanding, of ruling, is simply exploded - the Modernist spirit asserts itself.
  • They could rove at will among the stars, and sink like a subtle mist through the very interstices of space.
  • It had been always understood, by watchful politicians, that the Repeal agitation slumbered only until the reinstalment of a Conservative administration. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843
  • Having drop-dead gorgeous, private, windowed offices makes it a lot easier to recruit the kinds of superstars that produce ten times as much as the merely brilliant software developers.
  • To avoid fattening, unhealthful fats, you need to understand what types of foods they are concealed in.
  • Work with your staff on understanding the regressive behaviors that may be exhibited.
  • Words are confusing, but they're nothing compared to non-words, mainly because non-words lead to rash assumptions and misunderstandings.
  • Adolescence causes the four girls to understand their apartness and question their identities.
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