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So'metimes. adv. [some and times.]

  1. Not never; now and then; at one time or other.

    'Twill render me more equal, sometime superior. Milton.

    It is good that we sometimes be contradicted, and that we always bear it well; for perfect peace cannot be had in this world. Taylor.

  2. At one time, opposed to sometimes, or to another time.

    The body passive is better wrought upon at sometimes than at others. Bacon's Natural History.

    Sometimes the one, and sometimes the other, may be glanced upon in these scripture descriptions. Burnet.

    He writes not always of a piece, but sometimes mixes trivial things with those of greater moment: sometimes also, though not often, he runs riot, and knows not when he has said enough. Dryden's Fables, Preface.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Burnet, Thomas (45) · Dryden, John (788) · Milton, John (449) · Taylor, Jeremy (57)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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