here and there


Definition of here and there

1 : in one place and another
2 : from time to time

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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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Place 3 to 5 bulbs per 6-inch diameter hole (lilies planted in groups look more striking than a single bulb planted here and there in the garden bed). Arricca Sansone, Country Living, "How to Grow Lily Flowers," 1 Aug. 2018 Pit stops have healthy-ish options here and there, but generally speaking the pickings are slim. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How Registered Dietitians Eat Healthy While Traveling," 7 Sep. 2018 Competition will bring out a little bit of talk here and there. Paul Sullivan,, "A tough day gets worse for White Sox in another blowout loss to Astros," 22 Apr. 2018 There are subtle changes here and there that are designed to polish up the Outlook for iOS experience. Tom Warren, The Verge, "A dark mode is coming in a future update," 5 Dec. 2018 Like, except for some surprises here and there, and who did better and worse. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: NBC journalists Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell and Hallie Jackson on Recode Decode," 5 Dec. 2018 Threw in a few more adjectives here and there to extend the pleasure of the experience. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Read Brian Mulroney's Moving Eulogy at George H.W. Bush's Funeral," 5 Dec. 2018 Enough to ride 21 miles or more for 21 days with only a rest day here and there? Sandy Guerra-cline, star-telegram, "The top 10 list: This weekend is going to be a blast, blast, blast," 27 June 2018 The hill is still dotted by oil wells here and there, but those are now outnumbered by luxury homes built to take advantage of the views. Scott Garner,, "Neighborhood Spotlight: Signal Hill keeps progress in view without blocking out its oil town past," 22 June 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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