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sometimes

adverb some·times \ ˈsəm-ˌtīmz also (ˌ)səm-ˈtīmz \
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of sometimes

: at times : now and then : occasionally

Examples of sometimes in a Sentence

  1. His jokes are funny, but sometimes he goes too far.

  2. Sometimes I take the bus to work.

  3. We all make mistakes sometimes.

  4. She works nine hours a day, sometimes more than that.

  5. The word is sometimes used figuratively.

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First Known Use of sometimes

14th century

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sometimes

adjective

Definition of sometimes

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First Known Use of sometimes

1593

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SOMETIMES Defined for English Language Learners

sometimes

Definition of sometimes for English Language Learners

  • : at certain times


SOMETIMES Defined for Kids

sometimes

adverb some·times \ ˈsəm-ˌtīmz \

Definition of sometimes for Students

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


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