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ˈsʌmˌtaɪmzsome·times

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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

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

  2. Sometimes(adverb)

    at times; at intervals; now and then;occasionally

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

  3. Sometimes(adj)

    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

How to pronounce sometimes?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say sometimes in sign language?

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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. Jane Austen:

    If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient at others, so bewildered and so weak and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control We are, to be sure, a miracle every way but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.

  2. Thomas Carlyle:

    Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

  3. Christine Bascombe:

    Sometimes you can work your hardest and still not get what you want, and you feel even more powerless when you realize that these people are committing fraud to get into the schools you want to get into.

  4. Buzz Aldrin:

    It was a privilege to have been able to undertake the first manned mission to the lunar surface, an honor to have worked with so many good and dedicated people, and to have left our footprints there, even now, sometimes, I marvel that we went to the moon.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I'm doing deals and I'm not being accommodated by the Fed, they're making a mistake because I have a gut and my gut tells me more sometimes than anybody else's brain can ever tell me.

Images & Illustrations of sometimes

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