[ adverb ] now and then or here and there


"he was arrogant and occasionally callous" "open areas are only occasionally interrupted by clumps of trees" "they visit New York on occasion" "now and again she would take her favorite book and read to us"

Used in print

(Statements 87th Congress, 1st Session. Appropriations,...)

recommend to the Congress from_time_to_time authorization for construction and operation , or for participation in the construction and operation , of a demonstration plant for any process which he determines , on the basis of subsections ( a ) and ( b ) above , has great promise of accomplishing the purposes of_this Act , such recommendation to be accompanied by a report on the size , location , and cost of the proposed plant and the engineering and economic details with_respect_thereto ;

(Legislation on Foreign Relations. Committee on Foreign...)

after completing the payments prescribed by paragraphs ( 2 ) and ( 3 ) of_this subsection , to make payments , from_time_to_time in ratable proportions , on_account_of the unpaid principal of all awards in the principal amount of more_than $ 1000 , according_to the proportions which the unpaid principal of such awards bear to the total amount in the fund available for distribution at the time such payments are made ; and after payment has been made of the principal amounts of all such awards , to make pro_rata payments on_account_of accrued interest on such awards as bear interest .

(Harold Searles, "Schizophrenic Communication,"...)

To a much less full extent , the hebephrenic person 's belching or flatus has a comparable communicative function ; in working with these patients the therapist eventually gets to do some at_least private mulling over of the possible meaning of a belch , or the passage of flatus , not_only because he is reduced to this for lack of anything else to analyze , but also because he learns that even these animal like sounds constitute forms of communication in which , from_time_to_time , quite different things are being said , long before the patient can become sufficiently aware of these , as distinct feelings and concepts , to say them in words .

(Frances and Richard Lockridge, Murder Has...)

The State cops would check from_time_to_time ; pass word when there was word to pass .

Related terms

occasional occasional