here and there

adverb

Definition of here and there

1 : in one place and another
2 : from time to time

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Examples of here and there in a Sentence

an overgrown lawn with yellow patches of dandelions scattered here and there she spoke so softly that I only caught a word here and there
Recent Examples on the Web Samaná Bay, Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic is by no means an under-the-radar spring break destination, but the country still manages to have a few hidden gems here and there. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Spring Break Destinations for Grown-Ups," 21 Feb. 2020 The oak leaf at the top and acorns here and there are fashioned from red and white cedar. Colin Moore, Outdoor Life, "The 16 Most Awesome Turkey And Duck Calls You’ve Ever Seen," 19 Feb. 2020 The mood among the riders and walkers was turning pensive as the tratturi passed through remote, serene landscapes, with hilltop medieval towns appearing here and there in the distance. Maria Russo, New York Times, "‘Oh-Oh, Ay-Ay!’ Riding to an Italian Rhythm on the Transumanza," 16 Sep. 2019 To that end, Fickell has moved well ahead of his predecessor Tommy Tuberville, who secured talented players here and there in classes that overall lacked top-to-bottom balance. Fletcher Page, Cincinnati.com, "Analysis: Breaking down Luke Fickell's recruiting success with UC Bearcats football," 26 July 2019 There are teak and leather chairs (by Noir Furniture), wood bed frames with spindly legs, period prints hung here and there, live plants and terrazzo night stands that reflect the terrazzo vanities in the black-and-white bathrooms. Christian L. Wright, New York Times, "5 New Standout Hotels in Los Angeles," 22 Feb. 2020 Moorehead also drops in some recognizable names here and there, such as the novelist Natalia Ginzburg. oregonlive, "‘A House in the Mountains’ tells little-known World War II story of Italian women fighting for freedom," 21 Jan. 2020 City were doing all the pressing but couldn't make a breakthrough, while Hazard was an anonymous figure for Chelsea, devoid of any kind of service from his team-mates, although Willian looked bright with the odd driving run here and there. SI.com, "Bernardo Silva's Goal Secures Man City Victory Against Chelsea," 4 Mar. 2018 Strung along these were a multitude of carrels, with here and there a snack bar. Richard Brookhiser, National Review, "The Way We Work Now," 23 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of here and there

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Apr 2020

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“Here and there.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/here%20and%20there. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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