(every) now and again

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of (every) now and again

: not often but sometimes
  • The silence in the house was broken (every) now and again by the ringing of the telephone.

Word by Word Definitions

every play
  1. : being each individual or part of a group without exception

  2. : being each in a series or succession

  3. : being all taken severally

now play
  1. : at the present time or moment

  2. : in the time immediately before the present

  3. : in the time immediately to follow : forthwith

  1. : in view of the fact that : since

  1. : the present time or moment

  1. : of or relating to the present time : existing

  2. : excitingly new

  3. : constantly aware of what is new

again play
  1. : in return : back

  2. : another time : once more : anew

  3. : on the other hand


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