- on some occasions; at times; now and then.
Origin of sometimes
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Examples from the Web for sometimes
The motives were most always harmless, and only sometimes ethically questionable.Design Your Own Dinosaur: The Era of Custom DNA
January 8, 2015
Freedom of speech, then, is sometimes not worth the trouble that comes with it.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead
January 8, 2015
It upsets me because I used to really, and still do sometimes, love the articles Salon writes.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire
January 6, 2015
Sometimes, a tech glitch means you are prevented from looking at other users.My Week on Jewish Tinder
January 5, 2015
He sometimes surmised that it was because he was too outspokenly identified with the diminished liberal wing of the party.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America
January 4, 2015
He had discovered years before that he was sometimes able thus to puzzle her momentarily.
I observe the workings of unemotional law and sometimes record them.
Sometimes he packed clumsily, and she was obliged to do his work over.
Sometimes it is said that man can not be trusted with the government of himself.
I sometimes fancy that the old woman is the happier of the two.Sunday at Home (From "Twice Told Tales")
- 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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