here and there


Definition of here and there 

1 : in one place and another

2 : from time to time

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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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Not sure about you, but as the weather gets chillier and festive decorations start to appear, the temptation for a midday Gingerbread Latte becomes too sweet to refuse, so half a dollar here and there can quickly add up! Rebecca Dancer, Teen Vogue, "Starbucks Gives Away Reusable Red Holiday Cups on November 2," 2 Nov. 2018 But even without speed races, and with skipping a technical race here and there, Hirscher is a strong favorite to gather enough points to finish the season on top again. Eric Willemsen, The Seattle Times, "A family man now, Hirscher still favorite for overall title," 26 Oct. 2018 Ever since the two shared their first public peck back in 2001 (captured above), the two have made news here and there for their smooches. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "10 Ways the Royal Family Has Majorly Broken Royal Protocol," 3 Aug. 2018 But teaching someone healthier eating isn’t about making swaps here and there to fit a patient’s culture into a Eurocentric diet. Tamara Melton, SELF, "Our Idea of Healthy Eating Excludes Other Cultures, and That's a Problem," 31 July 2018 While there are covered pavilions along the way to stop and picnic here and there, best use the facilities before starting off on your trek. Richard Tribou,, "Explore Florida's Okeechobee County: Tackling the Big O scenic trail," 6 May 2018 Get a regular facial here and there, getting a massage, just trying to keep my body feeling good. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Exclusive: Kylie and Kris Jenner Spill Every Detail About Their New Makeup Collaboration," 10 May 2018 The fourth-generation Rio competently does the job of getting here and there in a smooth, efficient ride that Kia is expecting will be an IIHS Top Safety Pick. Robert Duffer,, "2018 Kia Rio refines budget car space," 13 Dec. 2017 The San Francisco Giants, in short bursts here and there, are getting an infusion of youth. Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY, "Younger, cheaper, better: Giants pull off trade with Rangers that helps now - and in future," 8 July 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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