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once in a while

Definition of once in a while

  1. :  sometimes but not often :  occasionally <We spend most of our time at home and go out only once in a while.> <Every once in a while, we have wine with dinner.>



Word by Word Definitions

onceplay
  1. :  one time and no more

    :  at any one time :  under any circumstances :  ever

    :  at some indefinite time in the past :  formerly

  1. :  one single time :  one time at least

  1. :  that once was :  former

  1. :  at the moment when :  as soon as

whileplay
  1. :  a period of time especially when short and marked by the occurrence of an action or a condition :  time

    :  the time and effort used (as in the performance of an action) :  trouble

  1. :  during the time that

    :  as long as

    :  when on the other hand :  whereas

  1. :  until


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