sometimes

adverb
some·​times | \ ˈsəm-ˌtīmz How to pronounce sometimes (audio) also (ˌ)səm-ˈtīmz \

Definition of sometimes

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: at times : now and then : occasionally

sometimes

adjective

Definition of sometimes (Entry 2 of 2)

Synonyms for sometimes

Synonyms: Adverb

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Examples of sometimes in a Sentence

Adverb His jokes are funny, but sometimes he goes too far. Sometimes I take the bus to work. We all make mistakes sometimes. She works nine hours a day, sometimes more than that. The word is sometimes used figuratively.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Volunteers greet each bus, help migrants find their way to shelters or hotels where the city pays for their lodging, and sometimes put migrants up in their own homes. Julie Zauzmer Weil, Washington Post, 5 Aug. 2022 As a firstgeneration Indian American growing up in New Berlin, Sheil Shukla sometimes envied the meals his friends had. Kristine M. Kierzek, Journal Sentinel, 5 Aug. 2022 Another wrinkle: Media coverage sometimes compares changes in crypto’s total market cap to changes in the S&P 500. Josh Zumbrun, WSJ, 5 Aug. 2022 Tyler Perry is a man who believes in honoring those who paved the road before him and sometimes goes even beyond that. Rodney Ho, ajc, 5 Aug. 2022 Instead, for litigators, the courtroom has been replaced by electronic discovery, the sometimes years-long process of sifting through mountains of records to see what can be proven. Wired, 5 Aug. 2022 Hearing the premise, people tend to laugh or wince — sometimes both. Jenelle Riley, Variety, 4 Aug. 2022 Things can sometimes happen overnight, but that’s like buying a lottery ticket. Josh Chesler, SPIN, 4 Aug. 2022 Chavez-Garza learned by watching, eating and sometimes helping in his abuela's kitchen. Marco Torres, Chron, 4 Aug. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Sometimes Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. William D. Cohan, vanityfair.com, 31 July 2017 Sometimes students are grouped together based on skill level, and sometimes based on their interests, Lopez said. Lee V. Gaines, chicagotribune.com, 30 June 2017 Sometimes disruption takes the form of alerting a person who is targeted for recruitment or influence by the foreign power. Leada Gore, AL.com, 8 June 2017 Sometimes disruption takes the form of alerting a person who is targeted for recruitment or influence by the foreign power. Monique Judge, The Root, 8 June 2017 Sometimes restaurants open quietly and fly under the radar. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, 1 Feb. 2017 Sometimes disruption takes the form of alerting a person who is targeted for recruitment or influence by the foreign power. Chelsea Bailey, NBC News, 7 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of sometimes

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1593, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sometimes was in the 14th century

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some time ago

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someway

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7 Aug 2022

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“Sometimes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sometimes. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for sometimes

sometimes

adverb
some·​times | \ ˈsəm-ˌtīmz How to pronounce sometimes (audio) \

Kids Definition of sometimes

: now and then : occasionally Sometimes she walks to work.

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