sometimes

adverb
some·times | \ˈsəm-ˌtīmz 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)

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Synonyms for sometimes

Synonyms: Adverb

here and there, now, now and then, occasionally

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

The result is a generalized yellowing, lackluster growth and sometimes, even some shoot dieback. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "There's no such thing as 'average' Kentucky weather. And trees hate that," 13 July 2018 Such a legal claim is sometimes used when a breach of contract claim is unavailable because no enforceable contract was reached. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Should the NCAA Be Worried About the Lawsuit It's Facing From Former Louisville Players?," 12 July 2018 Bad news comes too, sometimes, but not on the episode of the TV show made available to viewers. Alessandra Codinha, Vogue, "Seatbelt Psychic Puts A Celebrity Medium in the Driver's Seat," 11 July 2018 There is love to be found, sometimes, and second-hand delight for the rest of us! Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "#PlaneBae and the Slow Death of Whimsy," 6 July 2018 Dripps at times had used a wheelchair, scooter, walker and sometimes a cane. Janelle Walker, Elgin Courier-News, "Family of man who shot 3 officers in South Elgin standoff says he was distraught with health, financial woes," 10 July 2018 Riding a bicycle on Florida’s roadways can be hair-raising, dangerous and sometimes deadly. David Schutz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Which Broward County roads are safe for bicyclists? Search our map," 13 July 2018 Van Sant sprinkles those inky little cartoons throughout the film, sometimes with animation, demonstrating if never rationalizing Callahan’s impulse to put pen to paper. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "Review: Joaquin Phoenix stars in the captivating addiction drama 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot'," 12 July 2018 People sometimes ask what newspaper stories are hardest to write, and the easy answer usually involves the sheer mechanics of getting the thing done and sent to the office on time. Bob Ford, Philly.com, "Annapolis newspaper shooting hits home for this writer, because all of us in journalism have been there | Bob Ford," 29 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Sometimes Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. William D. Cohan, vanityfair.com, "The Mooch Is Dead! Long Live the Mooch!," 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, "District 64 administrators highlight student growth through teaching strategies," 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, "James Comey statement: Read former FBI chief detail meetings with Trump over Russia," 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, "James Comey’s Statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee Is the Most Epic Dry-Snitch of All Time," 8 June 2017 Sometimes restaurants open quietly and fly under the radar. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Hidden gems: 8 restaurants that may have flown under your radar," 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, "Read James Comey’s Opening Statement Ahead of His Testimony," 7 June 2017

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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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More Definitions for sometimes

sometimes

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of sometimes

: at certain times

sometimes

adverb
some·times | \ˈsəm-ˌtīmz \

Kids Definition of sometimes

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

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