sometime

Definitions

  • Sometimes he would have a headache
    Sometimes he would have a headache
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sometime belonging to some prior time "erstwhile friend","our former glory","the once capital of the state","her quondam lover"
    • adv sometime at some indefinite or unstated time "let's get together sometime","everything has to end sometime","It was to be printed sometime later"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

NOT TOO HAUGHTY TO HAVE FUN SOMETIMES NOT TOO HAUGHTY TO HAVE FUN SOMETIMES
The fish-hawk will sometimes build near the ground The fish-hawk will sometimes build near the ground
"SOMETIMES HE HAD TO HOLD ON TO THE FENCES" "SOMETIMES HE HAD TO HOLD ON TO THE FENCES"
"SOMETIMES IN HARD PLACES YOU HAVE TO THROW YOUR NOOSES AROUND THE SHAFT." "SOMETIMES IN HARD PLACES YOU HAVE TO THROW YOUR NOOSES AROUND THE SHAFT."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The temperature of lightning bolts is sometimes hotter than the surface of the sun.
    • Sometime At a past time indefinitely referred to; once; formerly. "Did they not sometime cry “All hail” to me?"
    • Sometime At a time undefined; once in a while; now and then; sometimes. "Sometime we see a cloud that's dragonish,
      A vapor sometime like a bear or lion."
    • Sometime At one time or other hereafter; as, I will do it sometime . "Sometime he reckon shall."
    • a Sometime sŭm"tīm` Having been formerly; former; late; whilom. "Our sometime sister, now our queen.""Ion, our sometime darling, whom we prized."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Honey is used sometimes for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls
    • sometime Same as sometimes.
    • sometime At a certain time; on a certain occasion; once upon a time; once.
    • sometime At one time; for a certain time in the past; formerly; once.
    • sometime At an indefinite future time; by and by: as, sometime I will explain.
    • sometime Former; whilom; late.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lightning bolts can sometimes be hotter than the sun. (about 50 000º F)
    • advs Sometime at a time not fixed: once: at one time or other
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Quotations

  • Karl Von Knebel
    Karl Von Knebel
    “He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it.”
  • Jimmy Carter
    Jimmy%20Carter
    “You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    “Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues.”
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl%20Sandburg
    “Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.”
  • John Milton
    John%20Milton
    “Few sometimes may know, when thousands err.”
  • Scott Sheddan
    Scott Sheddan
    “Sometimes a whisper speaks volumes.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sum; Goth. sums, Ice. sumr.

Usage

In literature:

The patient above described sometimes had a discharge of urine by the navel, and at other times by the rectum, and sometimes by urinous sweats.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
The injection into the nostril of ice water containing a little salt is sometimes very serviceable in stopping nosebleed.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
The ground is painted, sometimes red and sometimes blue.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
They use red earth sometime and sometime walnut stain.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Sometimes it was a new book, sometimes a new sight, sometimes a new trinket.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
Sometimes the patient loses consciousness during the fit; sometimes he remains partly conscious.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Sometimes she had her two children, sometimes they were left behind.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Cheese follows the salad sometimes, and sometimes accompanies it.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
The bacon hog is sometimes scalded, to take off the hair, and sometimes singed.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
The gills are white, sometimes yellowish-white, free, remote from the stem, broad and crowded, ventricose, edge sometimes brownish.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Sometimes it's an advantage and sometimes a drawback.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
His watchful eyes sometimes saw suffering that filled his heart with pity.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
Stipe present or sometimes wanting; the columella mostly conspicuous, sometimes thin or obsolete.
"The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio" by A. P. Morgan
But one egg is generally laid, although two are sometimes found.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
Sometimes the field is of a bright red or blue, with the medallion omitted.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
Fafner was the name that Madame von Marwitz gave to her moods of sometimes tragic and sometimes petulant melancholy.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Sometimes Meissner would work with great ease, sometimes with difficulty.
"Methods of Authors" by Hugo Erichsen
Sieur Clubin sat sometimes at one, sometimes at the other table, but preferred the table of the custom-house men to that of the sea captains.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Female infants are sometimes strangled, sometimes exposed to wild beasts, or generally neglected.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
Dear me, I sometimes wished we lived on manna.
"Helen Grant's Schooldays" by Amanda M. Douglas
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In poetry:

Yet sometimes, dreaming of that hour,
I think, if you had known
How much my life was in your power,
It might have sung and flown.
"An Afterthought" by Robert Fuller Murray
Sometimes it curses mother dear,
And stabs her bleeding heart,
And, filled with sorrow, love, and fear,
From husband's face departs.
"Strong Drink" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Or sometimes she will seem
Heavenly, but her blush, soon wearing white,
Veils like a gorsebush in a web of blight,
With gold-buds dim.
"Earth And Man" by George Meredith
And wait until you come; when I am dead
Think, sometimes, child, of this:
You must not weep -- follow where I led,
I wait for you in bliss.
"M * * *" by Abram Joseph Ryan
My heart had golden music, which to hear
Beating and singing on,
He sometimes stopp'd and downward leant his ear,
Smiling to hear its tone.
"The Two Angels" by Alexander Anderson
``Come to me where I drooping lie.
None yet have died of Love, they say:
Withal, I sometimes think that I
Have prayed and sighed my life away.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Geeks have gone from being the freaks of society - sometimes gifted, sometimes strange-looking - to being the glue of society.
Sure, people applaud upon landing (sometimes and sometimes out of relief) but the media doesn't really report success rates.
Sometimes the bargains were discovered on Salvation Army shelves and sometimes, she willingly admits, at the bottom of Dumpsters.
Gilger said young children sometimes think the toys are candy, and older children and teens sometimes use the toys to mimic jewelry such as tongue or cheek piercings.
Jim Seibold and his wife hear it — sometimes off in the distance, sometimes very close by — but it is not something they really get used to.
Sometimes the numbers tell you something and sometimes they confirm what you already think you know.
In one of my favorite descriptions of Marfa, writer David McDannald points out that sometimes it's "a shadow of a town" and sometimes it's "a desert Mardi Gras.
Taken out of their elements of origin, genres take on lives of their own, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse.
Sometimes I'm willing to show them, sometimes I'm not.
Sometimes they improve them and sometimes they don't.
People pretending to be people they're not: sometimes it's harmless, sometimes it's harmful and sometimes it's hard to tell.
Black Friday has crept well into Thursday, with many stores jockeying for shoppers by opening Thanksgiving night, sometime at 8 or 9 pm, sometimes earlier.
Sometimes it's fast, sometimes it has you singing along.
Soccer is a sport of breaks — sometimes teams get them, sometimes they don't.
Sometimes sharks cooperate, sometimes they don't.
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In science:

I sometimes refer to the cpm Pl as being algebraic as well.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
Unfortunately, the notations are sometimes diverging.
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
When we accept we sometimes add a vertex colored 1 to our set Vt ; but when we reject, precisely one vertex colored 1 (namely, w) is removed.
The Randomness Recycler: A new technique for perfect sampling
Sometimes this is possible, and sometimes it is not.
The Randomness Recycler: A new technique for perfect sampling
Sometimes the (affine) space F + T is also called a complete transversal.
Simple singularities of multigerms of curves
Excitations of the X X Z chain are sometimes called spinons.
Is the purely biquadratic spin 1 chain always massive?
In order to explicitly state that the state density is generated by the hamiltonian H , sometimes ρ(E ) is denoted as ρH (E ) and similarly ǫ as ǫH and σ as σH .
Structure of wavefunctions in (1+2)-body random matrix ensembles
However, sometimes this approach is unacceptable; in these cases we will use the prefix R.
Real Rational Surfaces Are Quasi-Simple
The increase is not logarithmic, as is sometimes claimed, but power-like.
Statistical ensemble of scale-free random graphs
It is sometimes usefull to add certain outer derivations to the algebra ˆg.
Twisted Toroidal Lie Algebras
Sometimes it is useful however to consider KMS states on the algebra C (see ), where the situation is a bit different.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
Sometimes, single diagrams yield zero depending on the structure of the couplings.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
We sometimes think of the edge e = hx, y i as the closed straight-line segment with endpoints x and y .
Rigidity of the interface for percolation and random-cluster models
However, sometimes we use a more compact notation, replacing ∩ by juxtaposition.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
P , a constraint which is sometimes called the quantum equilibrium hypothesis (QEH).
On the Experimental Incompatibility Between Standard and Bohmian Quantum Mechanics
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