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) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

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

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