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Once — US. [wʌns], UK. [wʌns]

Main meanings:

  1. On one occasion in the past; at some time in the past.
  2. At any time; ever.
  3. As soon as; when.
  4. Used to emphasize the immediacy of an action.


10 simple sentences:

  • We met once at the party.
  • He hesitated once, then agreed.
  • Once, I tried skydiving.
  • We only live once, so enjoy!
  • I visited Paris once before.
  • He called once, but no answer.
  • I only eat chocolate once weekly.
  • They danced together once more.
  • Once you learn, it’s easy.
  • We only spoke once briefly.


The sentences from movies:

Jessie, Woody, you stop this at once. – Toy Story 2 (1999)

I lost someone I loved once. – Justice League (2017)

Grim, I lost her once. – The Little Mermaid (1989)

You and my son met once before. – Extraction 2 (2023)

I tried that once already. – The Mauritanian (2021)

I came to your office once. – Doctor Strange (2016)

And don’t let go, once you do. – Zombieland (2009)

Great things happen all at once. – Rat Race (2001)

I was in a stampede once. – Tremors (1990)

Five hundred and forty-nine criminals at once. – The Dark Knight (2008)

We haven’t heard the truth once yet, Chuck. – Shutter Island (2010)

I had a girl once. – Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)

Paris weaves its spell once again. – Murder Mystery 2 (2023)

For once I agree with Woodburn. – Man of Steel (2013)

We met before once or twice. – The Usual Suspects (1995)

His wife cooked me dinner once. – Men in Black 3 (2012)

You know, I once knew this girl Doreen. – Cars (2006)

Once that cap goes away, it explodes. – Supercell (2023)

That was just once. – Jules (2023)

Solomon, just let me ask you once, please. – Magnolia (1999)

Once in a while Daniel. – Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

They asked me to go on once. – Dont Look Up (2021)

Gave him a Lyft once. – The Equalizer 3 (2023)

I once had my license suspended. – A Few Good Men (1992)

Just once more. – Bruce Almighty (2003)

Got away with it once. – The Seven Year Itch (1955)

For once you do as I say. – Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Once she closed the deal and got promoted. – Joy Ride (2023)

You don’t stop even once! – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (1997)

I demand that you leave at once, Sir! – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

Once in a lifetime. – Goodfellas (1990)

Once, I had the gift. – Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Can you just listen for once? – Retribution (2023)

Comes in just once a month. – Some Like It Hot (1959)

You know, once she started. – 57 Seconds (2023)

We were there once. – His Girl Friday (1940)

For once in your life, be cool. – Simpsons Movie (2007)

I once did a paper on it. – The Exorcist (1973)

I close an eye once in a while. – Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

Once again, thank you for flying Trailblazer. – Plane (2023)

I loved this country once. – Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Saw it in a movie once. – Dumb And Dumber (1994)

Maybe progress should lose for once. – Jurassic World (2015)