occasionally

occasionally
adverb
now and then or here and there (Freq. 30)
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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: ↑on occasion, ↑once in a while, ↑now and then, ↑now and again, ↑at times, ↑from time to time
Derived from adjective: ↑occasional

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  • Occasionally — Oc*ca sion*al*ly, adv. In an occasional manner; on occasion; at times, as convenience requires or opportunity offers; not regularly. Stewart. [1913 Webster] The one, Wolsey, directly his subject by birth; the other, his subject occasionally by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • occasionally — (adv.) c.1400, happening on some particular occasion, also sometimes, happening as occasion presents itself, without regularity, from OCCASIONAL (Cf. occasional) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • occasionally — [adv] every now and then at intervals, at random, at times, every so often, from time to time, hardly, infrequently, irregularly, now and again, once in a blue moon*, once in a while, once or twice*, on occasion, periodically, seldom, sometimes,… …   New thesaurus

  • occasionally — [ə kā′zhən əl ē, ōkā′zhən əl ē] adv. now and then; sometimes; on occasion …   English World dictionary

  • occasionally — adverb sometimes, but not regularly and not often: Occasionally Alice would look up from her books. | very occasionally (=rarely): We only see each other very occasionally …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • occasionally — oc|ca|sion|al|ly W3S2 [əˈkeıʒənəli] adv sometimes, but not regularly and not often ▪ Occasionally Alice would look up from her books. ▪ We only see each other very occasionally (=rarely) . →↑frequency …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • occasionally — oc|ca|sion|al|ly [ ə keıʒənli ] adverb *** sometimes, but not frequently or regularly: Simmer the sauce for ten minutes, stirring occasionally. We go to the theater only very occasionally (=not often) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • occasionally */*/*/ — UK [əˈkeɪʒ(ə)nəlɪ] / US [əˈkeɪʒən(ə)lɪ] adverb sometimes, but not frequently or regularly Simmer the sauce for ten minutes, stirring occasionally. We go to the theatre only very occasionally (= not often) …   English dictionary

  • occasionally — adverb Date: 1630 on occasion ; now and then < dines out occasionally > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • occasionally — adverb From time to time; now and then; once in a while; at infrequent intervals. Some perhaps worship only on alternate Sundays; others still more occasionally …   Wiktionary

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