What is another word for erst?

18 synonyms found


[ ˈɜːst], [ ˈɜːst], [ ˈɜː_s_t]

Erst is an archaic English word that means "formerly" or "previously." It is a word that is not commonly used in modern English. However, there are several synonyms for the word erst that can be used in its place. Some of these synonyms include "formerly," "previously," "once," "in the past," "at one time," "in times gone by," "in earlier times," "in former days," "at some point in the past," and "formerly known as." These synonyms can be particularly useful when trying to replace archaic words like erst with more modern language that might be better understood by contemporary readers and audiences.

What are the hypernyms for Erst?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Erst

She could only conjecture its connection with the political incidents of the time; which were talked of in every house-even to dividing the sentiments of the family circle, and disturbing the tranquillity of more than one erst happy home.
"The White Gauntlet"
Mayne Reid
If I succeed not in that, why then-then-I fear Sir Marmaduke will have to accept the hospitality of his Majesty, and abide some time under the roof of that royal mansion that lies eastward of Cheap-erst honoured by the residence of so many distinguished gentlemen.
"The White Gauntlet"
Mayne Reid
Only think, Goswell Road-erst Goswell Street, where just seventy years ago Mrs. Bardell was letting lodgings and Mr. Pickwick himself was lodging: and on the cover I read, furthur attraction, "Goswell Road, near the 'Angel,'" whence the "stage" which took the party to the "Spaniard" at Hampstead started!
"Bardell v. Pickwick"
Percy Fitzgerald

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