at some indefinite or indeterminate point of time: He will arrive sometime next week.
at an indefinite future time: Come to see me sometime.
Archaic. sometimes; on some occasions.
Archaic. at one time; formerly.
having been formerly; former: The diplomat was a sometime professor of history at Oxford.
being so only at times or to some extent: Traveling so much, he could never be more than a sometime husband.
that cannot be depended upon regarding affections or loyalties: He was well rid of his sometime girlfriend.
- sometime , sometimes
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How to use sometime in a sentence
The first public screening of Pathé film shorts took place sometime around 1903.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea | Rich Goldstein | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On Christmas Day, sometime after dark, a hideous fire overtook the venue: 100 firefighters, 33 fire trucks, a four-alarm blaze.The Fiery Death of Sotto Sotto, Toronto’s Celebrity Hotspot | Shinan Govani | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
According to police sources, was believed to have visited New York City sometime last week.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish | M.L. Nestel | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And Cervecería Legitima, yet another brewpub, is set to open in the city sometime in 2015.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama | Jeff Campagna | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tonkin said he expected Frein to be brought before a judge sometime on Friday, which happens to be Halloween.
Even at his age he had ambitions, and expected that sometime he would, like his father, serve the king in some office.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
It was a dangerous journey into this wonderful cave, but sometime Alila must go there, his father said.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
These stems, with the refuse of other tobacco, are sometime used as filling for the commonest kind of cigars.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Miss Dory would say so, but, Mas'r Crompton, you'll fotch her back sometime to de ole place.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
Let it suffice that what we are about to relate did happen, sometime or other within the present century.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for sometime
at some unspecified point of time
(prenominal) having been at one time; former: the sometime President
(prenominal) US occasional; infrequent
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