very occasionally

idiom

: not at all often : rarely
Very occasionally, she will have a glass of wine.

Examples of very occasionally in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prior to 2023, Spanish titles only screened very occasionally at the market. John Hopewell, Variety, 19 Feb. 2023 Finally, tourism authorities also got carried away in the post-Covid fervor, throwing their efforts at creating destination campaigns that were often bizarre, misguided or, very occasionally, an inspired moment of genius. CNN, 31 Dec. 2022 Gliding over the surface of the Ocmulgee, kayakers can see nothing but woodlands and wildlife, interrupted very occasionally by a bridge. Michael Warren, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Sep. 2022 Viewers tune in to vicariously experience the thrill of being a high roller, with wealthy streamers dropping tens or hundreds of thousands — and sometimes more — to very occasionally win millions. Nathan Grayson, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2022 The virus can also cause severe constipation that ends up requiring a short hospital stay to resolve, and pox can very occasionally appear in very private and sensitive locations that end up requiring surgery. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Sep. 2022 So only very occasionally can there be a cluster of planets in one place in Earth’s night sky. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 21 June 2022 The outbreaks are raising alarm because monkeypox, which spreads through close contact and was first found in monkeys, mostly occurs in West and Central Africa and only very occasionally spreads elsewhere. Fox News, 29 May 2022 This rule holds for the Covid-19 vaccines as well: The clotting disorders and heart inflammation very occasionally linked with the vaccines also occur — and are much more common — in actual Covid-19 infections. New York Times, 25 May 2022

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“Very occasionally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/very%20occasionally. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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