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Definitions for sometimesˈsʌmˌtaɪmz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sometimes(adverb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. sometimes(Adverb)

    On certain occasions, or in certain circumstances, but not always.

    Sometimes I sit and think, but mostly I just sit.

  2. sometimes(Adverb)

    On a certain occasion in the past; once.

  3. sometimes(Adjective)

    former; sometime

    Thy sometimes brother's wife. uE000146934uE001 Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sometimes(adverb)

    formerly; sometime

  2. Sometimes(adverb)

    at times; at intervals; now and then;occasionally

  3. Sometimes(adj)

    former; sometime

  4. Origin: [Sometime + adverbial ending -s, as in -wards.]

Freebase

  1. Sometimes

    "Sometimes" is a song by American recording artist Britney Spears, taken from her debut studio album ...Baby One More Time. Written by Jörgen Elofsson and produced by Per Magnusson and David Kreuger, the song was released as Spears' second single on April 30, 1999 by Jive Records. "Sometimes" is a teen pop song that draws influences from bubblegum pop, and alludes to a relationship where a shy girl is reserved on expressing feelings to her lover. The song received generally mixed reviews from contemporary critics, who noted it as a further hit from ...Baby One More Time and a competent single, despite considering it an entirely unremarkable song, and an annoying representation of Spears' innocent years. "Sometimes" attained worldwide success, peaking inside the top ten in eleven countries. In the United States, the song peaked at number twenty one. The song reached number one in Belgium, Netherlands and New Zealand, while reaching number two in Australia. In the United Kingdom, the song reached number three, and is also Spears' third best-selling single in the country. An accompanying music video, directed by Nigel Dick, was shot at the Paradise Cove in Malibu, California. It portrays Spears watching her love interest from afar. Spears has performed "Sometimes" in four of her concert tours, including at the ...Baby One More Time Tour, the Oops!... I Did It Again World Tour, and the Dream Within a Dream Tour.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sometimes' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #467

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sometimes' in Written Corpus Frequency: #460

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sometimes' in Adverbs Frequency: #63

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sometimes in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sometimes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Fuller:

    If thou are a master, be sometimes blind if a servant, sometimes deaf.

  2. Karen Salazar:

    Many times you take a taxi to the same place, and sometimes it costs 1,000 pesos, sometimes 1,500, sometimes 2,000.

  3. Arthur C. Clarke:

    Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the idea is quite staggering.

  4. Elizabeth Ochoa:

    Over time, couples may feel that they’ve lost their connection to each other or have a lack of intimacy—sometimes sexual, sometimes emotional, sometimes both.

  5. George Orwell:

    ...Two and two are four. Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.

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