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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The present occasion.

Usage examples (31)
  • For the nonce
  • They might best be called nonce usages, intended for a particular occasion with only a remote or vague connection with the original meaning of the word.
  • These people are not only in prison, but as convicted child molesters occupy the lowest, most despised niche in prison society - the 'nonce'.
  • Hmm, "nonce," "chiaroscuro," and "purlieu" were the only ones I knew -- and I agree with elck that 3 out of 18 definitely equates to duncehood. for more
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