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at one time

1. At the same time; in unison. Don't try to carry more than two boxes at one time—they're heavy! I can't understand a word with all of you screaming at one time.
2. In the past. Yes, I was a teacher at one time, long before I became a fashion designer.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

at one time

1. Simultaneously, at the same time, as in All the boys jumped into the pool at one time. For synonyms, see at once, def. 1; at the same time, def. 1.
2. Formerly, in the past, as in At one time very few houses in town were on the market.
See also: one, time
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

at one time

1. Simultaneously.
2. At a period or moment in the past.
See also: one, time
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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