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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.

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.

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.]

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. Ron Brooks:

    They're the ones you hear about jumping up and hitting people and even breaking bones sometimes, they spew blood and mucus as a stress response. If they land in your boat, they'll be flopping around, and they'll get slime around.

  2. Marquis de Sade:

    Certain souls seem hard because they are capable of strong feelings, and they sometimes go to rather extreme lengths their apparent unconcern and cruelty are but ways, known only to themselves, of feeling more strongly than others.

  3. Kim Do-hoon:

    Kim Jong Un has been promoting the fisheries, which could explain why there are more fishing boats going out, but North Korean boats perform really poorly, with bad engines, risking lives to go far to catch more. Sometimes they drift, and fishermen starve to death.

  4. Joseph Palma:

    That's the only way I can eat. It's cheaper, is almost half the price, sometimes more than that, i keep it for the longest I can keep it so I can wait for my next check for the food stamps.

  5. Lois James:

    There's a huge stigma around mental illness, sometimes, when correctional officers do speak up about having a hard time, they're not provided with the support they need and either taken off assignment or shuffled around.

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