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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Portions are plentiful as are the flavors at hand — the team at Hull & High Water is not afraid to add an extra shake of their house seasoning here and there for good measure. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Try one of these top 13 best-reviewed Louisville restaurants of 2018," 15 June 2018 And sometimes, as with a sporty sunshine yellow stretch rayon jersey turned into an evening gown, with cuts here and there and one extra-long third sleeve dangling from the edge of a shoulder blade like an elegant wind sock, it just, well, works. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Beyond Business as Usual," 11 Feb. 2018 But between the daily grind causing constant inconveniences, things going awry at work and the inevitable stress of our personal relationships, voicing a complaint here and there ends up becoming all but unavoidable. NBC News, "How to complain constructively (and get results)," 25 May 2017 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

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First Known Use of here and there

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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