On certain occasions or in certain cases but not always


Formerly; sometime.

on certain occasions or in certain cases but not always; "sometimes she wished she were back in England"; "sometimes her photography is breathtaking"; "sometimes they come for a month; at other times for six months"

Formerly; sometime.

At times; at intervals; now and then;occasionally.

Former; sometime.


Some"times` , adv. [Sometime + adverbial ending -s, as in -wards.] 1. Formerly; sometime. [Obs.]
That fair and warlike form In which the majesty of buried Denmark Did sometimes march.
2. At times; at intervals; now and then;occasionally.
It is good that we sometimes be contradicted.
Sometimes . . . sometimes, at certain times . . . at certain other times; as, sometimes he is earnest, sometimes he is frivolous.


Some"times`, a. Former; sometime. [Obs.]
Thy sometimes brother's wife.

Formerly; sometime.

Former; sometime.


Usage Examples

All change is bad. But sometimes it has to be done.

'Ludacris' is something that I made up. It just kind of describes me. Sometimes I have like a split personality. Sometimes I'm cool, calm, and collected, and other times I'm beyond crazy.

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.

A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.

All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.

'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.

A lot of people, because of my contempt for the false consolations of religion, think of me as a symbolic public opponent of that in extremis. And sometimes that makes me feel a bit alarmed, to be the repository of other people's hope.

An emotional man may possess no humor, but a humorous man usually has deep pockets of emotion, sometimes tucked away or forgotten.

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Other Usage Examples

All the people who follow me on Twitter know my sense of humor. I sometimes forget the blogosphere will give it more weight than I intended.

An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.

A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.

A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.

After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquility of a political convention.

A conversation goes sometimes into personal things and that's nicer. You look to each other and you have a different picture, you get into a relationship.

Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.

Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.

Advancements in technology have become so commonplace that sometimes we forget to stop and think about how incredible it is that a girl on her laptop in Texas can see photos and cell phone video in real time that a young college student has posted of a rally he's at in Iran.


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