Meaning of sometimes in English:

sometimes

Pronunciation /ˈsʌmtʌɪmz/

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adverb

  • Occasionally, rather than all of the time.

    ‘sometimes I want to do things on my own’
    • ‘It almost looks as though the slicer is using a scythe rather than a club sometimes.’
    • ‘Every job is a stressful period for a lot of people and there are still sometimes disputes.’
    • ‘It can seem impossible to get a handle on this vast and sometimes unforgiving region.’
    • ‘In the evening they are full but sometimes during the day there are slots to fill.’
    • ‘He has discovered that life in Bolton can sometimes be awkward as a wheelchair user.’
    • ‘Getting up early is not my natural inclination but does pay off sometimes for the light.’
    • ‘Men were sometimes summoned during the night and they took it in turns to work on Sundays.’
    • ‘The solutions are sometimes not what we would like, but there is always a way ahead.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘From the cradle to the grave it is a passion that is eternal, even if it is sometimes infernal.’
    • ‘There must have been a side to him that sometimes got very down, but I never saw that.’
    • ‘As he says, sometimes the only way to get value for your licence fee is to be an aberrant decoder.’
    • ‘During filming I would sometimes beg the camera crew to tell us what was going on in a scene.’
    • ‘He acknowledges that sometimes art simply holds up a mirror to the society it is born from.’
    • ‘The game of football is a strange one, sometimes you don't play well and you still get a win.’
    • ‘I sometimes still hear the shouts but on the whole the fans seem happy enough this year.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The way he acts sometimes, one wonders if he has had any experience of a real lady.’
    occasionally, from time to time, now and again, now and then, every now and again, every now and then, every so often, once in a while, every once in a while, 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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