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ˈsʌmˌtaɪmzsome·times

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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"

Wiktionary

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sometimesadverb

    formerly; sometime

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

  2. Sometimesadverb

    at times; at intervals; now and then;occasionally

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

  3. Sometimesadjective

    former; sometime

    Etymology: [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

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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

Examples of sometimes in a Sentence

  1. James Clyburn:

    People get so caught up in the emotions of a campaign that sometimes they forget that history.

  2. Bonnie Sheeren:

    Sometimes when you’re talking with a lower-level person, they have no power whatsoever over your situation, it’s perfectly fine to let the head of the hospital know you’re having these issues.

  3. Kindred, League of Legends:

    Sometimes, death is a blessing.

  4. Ted Poe:

    But no matter what changes were made, the goal post kept getting moved and at the end of the day, ‘ no ’ was the answer, and sometimes you’re going to have to say yes.

  5. John Hick:

    Our workforce shortages are extreme, and I think it's been extraordinarily hard on the workforce to go from being heroes to being questioned to being distrusted, you know, to really feeling like they're not only under the gun but also sometimes being assaulted by patients.

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