Definition of sometimes in English:



  • Occasionally, rather than all of the time.

    ‘sometimes I want to do things on my own’
    • ‘During filming I would sometimes beg the camera crew to tell us what was going on in a scene.’
    • ‘It almost looks as though the slicer is using a scythe rather than a club sometimes.’
    • ‘The solutions are sometimes not what we would like, but there is always a way ahead.’
    • ‘Getting up early is not my natural inclination but does pay off sometimes for the light.’
    • ‘The way he acts sometimes, one wonders if he has had any experience of a real lady.’
    • ‘It can seem impossible to get a handle on this vast and sometimes unforgiving region.’
    • ‘He has discovered that life in Bolton can sometimes be awkward as a wheelchair user.’
    • ‘From the cradle to the grave it is a passion that is eternal, even if it is sometimes infernal.’
    • ‘I sometimes still hear the shouts but on the whole the fans seem happy enough this year.’
    • ‘Do you think that sometimes the attitudes of a small town can fuel talent as well as suppress it?’
    • ‘Yet he could be so affected by his job that he was sometimes unable to speak before an execution.’
    • ‘There must have been a side to him that sometimes got very down, but I never saw that.’
    • ‘He acknowledges that sometimes art simply holds up a mirror to the society it is born from.’
    • ‘Every job is a stressful period for a lot of people and there are still sometimes disputes.’
    • ‘Men were sometimes summoned during the night and they took it in turns to work on Sundays.’
    • ‘As he says, sometimes the only way to get value for your licence fee is to be an aberrant decoder.’
    • ‘The game of football is a strange one, sometimes you don't play well and you still get a win.’
    • ‘In the evening they are full but sometimes during the day there are slots to fill.’
    • ‘It can also sometimes be a bit difficult to attract the attention of the staff in the lounge bar.’
    • ‘I do eat a lot of Quorn and beans and spinach and eggs, but sometimes it is hard to eat a balanced diet.’
    occasionally, from time to time, every now and again, every now and then, every so often, on occasion, on occasions, on the odd occasion, at times, off and on, at intervals, periodically, sporadically, spasmodically, erratically, irregularly, intermittently, by fits and starts, in fits and starts, fitfully, discontinuously, piecemeal
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