Occasionally
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 his preferment. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 now and then or here and there (Freq. 30) 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 from the… …   Useful 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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