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 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 See: here and there adults (and a few sly youngsters), plastic cups of bright jungle juice in hand, dodging dips in the grass. Mitchell Jackson, Washington Post, "Short fiction about the trials of reentry," 28 Oct. 2019 The only difference is a fluctuating, and mostly lopsided, service of landline phones, that work only occasionally and sporadically in a few areas here and there in Kashmir. Time, "The Indian Government Insists All Is Well in Kashmir. But As the Communications Shutdown Continues, Its Citizens Are Struggling to Reach the Outside World," 23 Aug. 2019 Problem: Drafty Windows (or Strong Air Conditioning) Solution: Jade plant (Crassula ovata), philodendron (Philodendron; picutred), and sago palm (Cycas revoluta) are all tough plants that can tolerate a breezy chill here and there. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Good Plants for Bad Spaces: How to Get Your Greenery Thriving in the Most Challenging Conditions," 14 Jan. 2020 So The Outsider is here and there: Incredible cast, dynamite opening, too-leisurely progression, overly familiar execution. Darren Franich, EW.com, "The Outsider throws a great cast into a Very Long Procedural: Review," 9 Jan. 2020 Silent actors, most in gas masks, keep appearing here and there. New York Times, "Review: The Searing Beauty of Kentridge’s ‘Wozzeck’ at the Met," 29 Dec. 2019 USA TODAY Anyone who posts as many tweets as President Donald Trump is bound to have some typos here and there, but the president's typing errors tend to get more attention than those committed by the average user. William Cummings, USA TODAY, "'Pam Bondi is a great womem!': Another Trump typo mocked by Twitter users," 18 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of here and there

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Feb 2020

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“Here and there.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/here%20and%20there. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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