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adverb some·times \ˈsəm-ˌtīmz also (ˌ)səm-ˈtīmz\

Definition of sometimes

  1. :  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.

First Known Use of sometimes

14th century


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sometimes

adjective some·times

Definition of sometimes

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First Known Use of sometimes

1593


SOMETIMES Defined for English Language Learners

sometimes

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adverb

Definition of sometimes for English Language Learners

  • : at certain times


SOMETIMES Defined for Kids

sometimes

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adverb some·times \ˈsəm-ˌtīmz\

Definition of sometimes for Students

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



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