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[uh-key-zhuh-nl-ee] /əˈkeɪ ʒə nl i/
at times; from time to time; now and then.
Origin of occasionally
First recorded in 1615-25; occasional + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • occasionally a second was introduced, but it seems to have been merely episodal.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • As he brooded, occasionally the old man glanced at Wilbur Dill.

    The Man from the Bitter Roots Caroline Lockhart
  • occasionally there is a man shrewd enough to make his escape from prison.

    The Twin Hells John N. Reynolds
  • Louis attended to the engine while Felipe was at his meals and occasionally at other times.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • occasionally, where it is not intended to be over-respectful to a visitor, a servant will bring in the tea, one cup in each hand.

    Chinese Sketches Herbert A. Giles
British Dictionary definitions for occasionally


from time to time
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for occasionally

c.1400, "happening on some particular occasion," also "sometimes, happening as occasion presents itself, without regularity," from occasional + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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