now and then

now and then
adverb
now and then or here and there (Freq. 3)
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he was arrogant and occasionally callous

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open areas are only occasionally interrupted by clumps of trees

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they visit New York on occasion

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now and again she would take her favorite book from the shelf and read to us

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as we drove along, the beautiful scenery now and then attracted his attention

Syn: ↑occasionally, ↑on occasion, ↑once in a while, ↑now and again, ↑at times, ↑from time to time
Derived from adjective: ↑occasional (for: ↑occasionally)

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adverb

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now and then or now and again
1. Sometimes
2. From time to time
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Main Entry:now

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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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