here and there


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


about, around, passim

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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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Granted, the skipper has flashed a couple of postgame scowls here and there. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Newman: Credit Bud Black’s steely demeanor for keeping Rockies on track amid roller-coaster first half," 3 July 2019 Just little things here and there — like the ball Wil lost in the sky. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres head to L.A. after sweep by Giants," 3 July 2019 Ships aren’t yet flooding the passage; their numbers have just risen from virtually zero to a few ships here and there. Zoë Schlanger, Quartz, "The US is picking a fight with Canada over a thawing Arctic shipping route," 27 June 2019 Microsoft has continued to sprinkle AI here and there within Designer. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "PowerPoint's Presenter Coach will flag your filthy language and other gaffes," 18 June 2019 It’s mostly hands-off at this point, a stir here and there, until the peppers get silky (give it around an hour). Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, "The Pasta Salad That Won’t Get Weird at the Picnic," 12 June 2019 At times during the trial, Brooks seemed visibly amused, chuckling here and there at some of the over-the-top things in the podcast, such as Colton directing an expletive at people who might call the show with abrasive questions. Gregory Pratt,, "Former WWE star CM Punk wins defamation lawsuit brought by company doctor," 5 June 2018 The book is primarily in English, with Native names for the berries sprinkled here and there. Anchorage Daily News, "‘Baby Raven Reads’ series of Alaska children’s books are a treasure worth sharing," 28 Apr. 2018 The frame, at least, should be ornate gilt, sphinxish bosoms sprinkled here and there. Darryl Levings, kansascity, "Sex in the city: Where prostitution once flourished in KC | The Kansas City Star," 20 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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