here and there

adverb

Definition of here and there 

1 : in one place and another

2 : from time to time

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Synonyms for here and there

Synonyms

now, now and then, occasionally, sometimes

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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

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And season one was great — a few little hiccups here and there, but overall everyone’s happy. Aurelie Corinthios, PEOPLE.com, "Kristin Cavallari's Husband Jay Cutler Helps 'Style' Her: 'I Pick Out 98 Percent of Your Clothes'," 2 July 2018 Other characters turn up here and there in the film, including acting teacher Hanan (Hanan Youssef), who recalls her childhood in Alexandria. John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press, "Egyptian filmmaker in Dearborn for screening and talk-back session," 4 May 2018 There's some promising grace notes here and there in Black Panther's action scenes, scenes that are thrilling for the way that actors are posed, and positioned before, and during breaks in fighting. Simon Abrams, The Hollywood Reporter, "A Marvel Fan and a Superhero Skeptic Debate 'Black Panther'," 21 Feb. 2018 But the school year is over, summer is here and there’s nothing to do but look too much into Martin’s words. Aaron Reiss, kansascity, "Mizzou Monday: How positionless can both Tigers basketball teams become? | The Kansas City Star," 14 May 2018 The conference finals are here and there’s a strong chance that no team will have pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to the brink like the Pacers, who lost in seven games in the first round. J. Michael, Indianapolis Star, "Pacers could chase these 3 All-Stars to shake up roster, but would it be worth it?," 10 May 2018 Picking out specific instruments is only possible here and there. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Music / Post No Bills Jenny Hval collaborator Håvard Volden digs deeper into abstract sound in his own projects," 27 Apr. 2018 Tomorrow will be here and there, depending on the players. Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle, "Rockets top Lakers, but lose Mbah a Moute to shoulder injury," 10 Apr. 2018 In the end, for all the tweaks here and there, Cline is more than satisfied that his story has been told well on the screen and that the essential core of his nostalgic geek love has been preserved. Josh Rottenberg, latimes.com, "How the team behind 'Ready Player One' wrangled a bonanza of pop culture references into a single film," 1 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of here and there

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Sep 2018

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