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ERST (erst)

At a previous time
Common clues:
Formerly, formerly; Once, once upon a time; Once, once; Back then, back when; Before, before; Once before?; In the past, in the past
Crossword puzzle frequency: 7 times a year

The even mead, that erst brought sweetly forth

The freckled cowslip, burnet, and green clover,

Wanting the scythe, all uncorrected, rank.

Conceives by idleness, and nothing teems

But hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, burrs,

Losing both beauty and utility.

- William Shakespeare (1564–1616). Burgundy, in Henry V, act 5, sc. 2, l. 48-53.