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[suhm-tahymz]
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adverb
  1. on some occasions; at times; now and then.

Origin of sometimes

First recorded in 1520–30; sometime + -s1
Can be confusedsometime sometimes (see usage note at sometime)
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sometimes

adverb
  1. now and then; from time to time; occasionally
  2. obsolete formerly; sometime
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Word Origin and History for sometimes

adv.

"now and then," 1520s, from sometime + adverbial genitive -s.

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