every now and then

every now and then
adverb
occasionally
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every so often she visits her father

Syn: ↑every so often

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phrasal or every now and again or every so often

every now and then the public gives a great heave of boredom — Cyril Connolly

dogs sailed out every so often, yelping and howling — Marion Hargrove

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every now and then or every now and again
At intervals, periodically
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Main Entry:every

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every now and then (or now and again)
from time to time; occasionally

I used to see him every now and then

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(every) now and then (also (every) now and again)
: not often but sometimes

We still see each other (every) now and then.

Now and then she would come in to check on me.

The silence in the house was broken now and again by the ringing of the telephone.

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Main Entry:now
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(every) now and then — see now, 1
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Main Entry:then

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  • Every now and then — Every Ev er*y, a. & a. pron. [OE. everich, everilk; AS. [=ae]fre ever + [ae]lc each. See {Ever}, {each}.] 1. All the parts which compose a whole collection or aggregate number, considered in their individuality, all taken separately one by one,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Every Now and Then — is a popular song written by Al Sherman, Al Lewis and Abner Silver in 1935, and sung by Ramona and Her Gang . It was released on September 13, 1935 …   Wikipedia

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  • every now and then/again — (or every once in a while or every so often) : sometimes but not often : from time to time : ↑occasionally We still see each other every now and then. They would get together every now and again …   Useful english dictionary

  • every now and then, on occasion; from time to time. Also, every once in a while, every so often. — idi every now and then, on occasion; from time to time. Also, every once in a while, every so often …   From formal English to slang

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