Word of the Day Monday (Quondam)

So much fun as always to learn a new word and that word today is Quondam.

Quondam (Adjective, KWAHN-dum)-former, sometime

A couple examples of the use of Quondam:

Many people were surprised to learn that the quondam poet and professor had since become an accountant.

“It was in that spirit that Vladimir Putin, the quondam KGB man who rules Russia, addressed his nation and the world Tuesday on the annexation of Crimea.” — Charles Lane, The Washington Post, 18 Mar. 2014

Quondam Love

A quondam lover of past

Once full of compassion and love

Now bitter and cold

Providing love that won’t last

Oh the love you once showed

© Chris Chonos

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