every once in a while


: sometimes but not often : from time to time : occasionally
We still see each other every once in a while.

Examples of every once in a while in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Something like this is small enough to fit any space and serves as a kind reminder to take a break every once in a while. Micaela Arnett, Rolling Stone, 24 Nov. 2023 While these larger-than-life inflatables often glide along without a hitch, every once in a while, something goes awry due to wind, rain, snow or even a pesky street sign. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 Danielle Jonas doesn't mind flexing her last name every once in a while. Daniela Avila, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2023 No matter the size, just don’t forget to give your new chess pieces a soak in the sink every once in a while. Sophia Beams, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Sep. 2023 But every once in a while a Muffler Man resurfaces. Conor Knighton, CBS News, 27 Aug. 2023 But every once in a while, the sheen of his bygone years glimmer, beckoning him back to study them like a roadmap. Julissa James, Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2023 In its expanse, every once in a while a visionary emerges, someone who not only understands the tapestry of tastes, but also possesses the audacity to reinvent and redefine them. Hilary Tetenbaum, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2023 And every once in a while, one of its impassioned and controversial opinion pieces criticizing political correctness, lambasting homosexuality, or calling out one of Stanford’s professors, has trickled into the national headlines. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 24 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Every once in a while.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/every%20once%20in%20a%20while. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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