One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
At infrequent or irregular intervals; now and then.‘very occasionally the condition can result in death’‘he met her occasionally for coffee’
sometimes, from time to time, now and then, every now and then, now and again, every now and again, at times, every so often, once in a while, every once in a while, on occasion, on occasions, on the odd occasion, periodically, at intervals, irregularly, sporadically, spasmodically, infrequently, intermittently, on and off, off and onView synonyms
- ‘Once you chill out and learn to only glance occasionally at the display, it's all much better.’
- ‘I patted it occasionally, which had no impact, and left sticky residue on my palms.’
- ‘Football is occasionally a rough sport, but politics is always a dirty undertaking.’
- ‘Think of me fondly while you're out there in the real world, and send me a postcard occasionally.’
- ‘The Plan was always to live a varied life and to write about it occasionally.’
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