ADVERBS Nothing; off; once; only; overOnce ("once for all," "above all"):
“Once, if he require our voices, we ought not to deny him.
“'Tis once thou lovest,
And I will fit thee with the remedy.
“Nay, an you be a cursing hypocrite, once you must be looked
The Folio and Globe place the comma after once Once is sometimes omitted:
“Nay, an you begin to rail on society, once I am sworn not to
give regard to you.
Once sometimes "in a word:"
“This is (once) for all.
At once is found in this or a similar sense:
“Once this--your long experience of her wisdom,
Her sober virtue, years, and modesty,
Plead on her part some cause to you unknown.
“My lords, at once; the cause why we are met
Is to determine of the coronation.
Once seems to mean "at some time (future)" in
“My lords, at once; the care you have of u<*>
Is worthy praise.
But the word may be taken as above.
“I thank thee, and I pray thee, once to-night
Give my sweet Nan this ring.