Definitions for occasionally
əˈkeɪ ʒə nl ioc·ca·sion·al·ly
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occasionally, on occasion, once in a while, now and then, now and again, at times, from time to timeadverb
now and then or here and there
"he was arrogant and occasionally callous"; "open areas are only occasionally interrupted by clumps of trees"; "they visit New York on occasion"; "now and again she would take her favorite book from the shelf and read to us"; "as we drove along, the beautiful scenery now and then attracted his attention"
From time to time; now and then; once in a while; irregularly.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
According to incidental exigence; incidentally.
Etymology: from occasional.
Authority and reason on her wait,
As one intended first, not after made
Occasionally. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. viii.
I have endeavoured to interweave with the assertions some of the proofs whereon they depend, and occasionally scatter several of the more important observations throughout the work. John Woodward, Nat. Hist.
Occasionally refers to something happening from time to time, at irregular intervals, infrequently or on rare occasions. It is not regular or constant, and occurs randomly or sporadically.
in an occasional manner; on occasion; at times, as convenience requires or opportunity offers; not regularly
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Rank popularity for the word 'occasionally' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2609
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'occasionally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2545
Rank popularity for the word 'occasionally' in Adverbs Frequency: #208
The numerical value of occasionally in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of occasionally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
There is this general, overarching question of why good people occasionally do bad things, we think part of the explanation for why people occasionally don't behave ethically is their failure to confront and realize there's a temptation.
It ain't a bad plan to keep still occasionally, even when you know what you're talking about.
Problems like these do pop up occasionally and liquor control enforcement does take these cases very seriously. when it comes to alcohol laws, as I've insinuated previously, Pennsylvania is about as close to Saudi Arabia as you can get in America.
Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
From a NATO perspective, we are going about our legitimate business in international waters working with our allies. They are occasionally interfering, occasionally operating as a nuisance, Safety has not been breached, but it is just a style of behaviour which we have not seen for 25 years, since the end of the Cold War.
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- فرح بتجنArabic
- ocasionalmentCatalan, Valencian
- občas, příležitostněCzech
- de vez en cuando, a veces, ocasionalmenteSpanish
- välistä, joskus, toisinaan, välilläFinnish
- viðhvørt, av og áFaroese
- uaireannan, corra uairScottish Gaelic
- nagyritkán, alkalomadtán, néhanapjánHungarian
- جاربهجار, جاروبارKurdish
- af en toe, soms, wel eens, nu en danDutch
- sporadisk, nå og da, av og tilNorwegian
- od czasu do czasuPolish
- изредка, иногда, время от времениRussian
- då och då, iblandSwedish
- đôi khiVietnamese
- טייל מאָלYiddish
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