here and there

adverb

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

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
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of here and there was in the 14th century

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“Here and there.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/here%20and%20there. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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here and there

adverb
: in one place and another
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