Definition: former: of an earlier time ( archaic or literary )
[Mid-16th century. < Latin, < quom "when"]
Quondam. Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P)2009 Microsoft Corporation. http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/quondam.html (accessed: April 17, 2009).
Bob had a deep wistful yearning for his youth; life was simpler in those quondam days, no mortgage, no utility bills and certainly no robotic alien sniper zombies trying to kill him. Oh, and of course, no psychiatric medication which he could never remember to take.