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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sometimesadverb

    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"


  1. sometimesadverb

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

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

  2. sometimesadverb

    On a certain occasion in the past; once.

  3. sometimesadjective

    former; sometime

    Thy sometimes brother's wife. uE000146934uE001 Shakespeare.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sometimesadverb

    Etymology: some and times.

    ’Twill render me more equal, sometime superior. John 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.

    The body passive is better wrought upon at sometimes than at others. Francis Bacon, 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. John Dryden, Fables, Preface.


  1. Sometimes

    Sometimes was the third single released from the Free All Angels album by the band Ash on June 9, 2001. It was released as a single CD (released on 2CD formats, the first of which being an enhanced CD) as a 7" vinyl (which was limited edition and came with a numbered picture gatefold sleeve), as well as on DVD format. Although "Sometimes" reached only number 21 on the UK Singles Chart, it helped contribute to increase in sales for Free All Angels. The song also reached number 41 in Ireland. "Sometimes" is a poetic love song, and is regarded as one of the stand out tracks from the album. The song originally slated to be the second single from the album, but the band opted for the heavier track "Burn Baby Burn" in its place. The song is almost always present in the live set, and is definitely a fan favourite, showing a different side to the band than that of heavier albums such as 1977 and Meltdown. The song can also be found on the Intergalactic Sonic 7″s hits collection.


  1. Sometimes

    Sometimes refers to certain instances or occurrences that happen on occasion or intermittently, rather than consistently or regularly. It implies that there are specific situations or events that happen infrequently or unpredictably, highlighting the element of variability or inconsistency.

  2. sometimes

    Sometimes refers to occurrences or events that happen occasionally, not regularly or consistently. It indicates that something may happen on certain occasions but not all the time.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sometimesadverb

    formerly; sometime

  2. Sometimesadverb

    at times; at intervals; now and then;occasionally

  3. Sometimesadjective

    former; sometime

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


  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

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  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

Examples of Sometimes in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    So that's the system that we have and it's a shame and it's disgraceful and sometimes the boards rule, but I would say it's probably less than 10%, and you see these guys making these enormous amounts of money, it's a total and complete joke.

  2. Tulin Erdem:

    This is a big brand crisis, sometimes brands do recover... but on a scale of 1-10, [ this is ] really high up.

  3. Kamila Valieva:

    I do feel this burden a bit, this pressure, because this is my first season among adult skaters, i believe that I'm coping with this pressure, and sometimes it even pushes me forward. It helps me.

  4. Annie Heitmeier:

    It’s better to start enacting these reforms and start having less mass shootings than it is to sit in silence and do nothing, we’ve had bills like this introduced before in Michigan and sometimes they don’t get much traction, they don’t go very far, or they die in committee. I’m hoping that this time will be different.

  5. Nelson Mandela:

    Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation.

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