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 There are crime incidents here and there in his neighborhood, like car thefts, Boytez said. Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2022 Small fires cropped up here and there in surprising places — on the grass in a median or in a dumpster in the middle of a parking lot — wind gusts caused the fire to jump and spread. CBS News, 31 Dec. 2021 Small fires cropped up here and there in surprising places—on the grass in a median or in a dumpster in the middle of a parking lot—as wind gusts caused the fire to jump and spread. Colleen Slevin, Fortune, 31 Dec. 2021 Small fires cropped up here and there in surprising places — on the grass in a median or in a dumpster in the middle of a parking lot — as wind gusts caused the fire to jump and spread. Anchorage Daily News, 31 Dec. 2021 Just for comparison, Elon Musk’s reusable Crew Dragon which is already flying here and there in space, was also conceived in 2009. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 17 Dec. 2021 There’s nothing wrong with a splash of color here and there with eye-catching accessories to go with your summer outfits. Emerald Elitou, Essence, 21 Apr. 2022 The Swiss Army has been dispatched here and there in recent years, albeit in tiny numbers. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 9 Mar. 2022 There are missteps here and there, especially in romantically pairing actors with little chemistry. Washington Post, 20 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of here and there

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Last Updated

14 May 2022

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“Here and there.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/here%20and%20there. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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