every now and then love

every now and then


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. at short intervals; occasionally; repeatedly; frequently.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. occasionally


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  • See them in the bright sunlight, interrupted every now and then by rolling masses of cloud, ascending the slope from the Broxton side, where the tall gables and elms of the rectory predominate over the tiny whitewashed church.

    Adam Bede

  • Adam, and he sat on a block, with his book resting on a planing-table, whistling low every now and then and turning his head on one side with a just perceptible smile of gratification — of pride, too, for if Adam loved a bit of good work, he loved also to think, “I did it!”

    Adam Bede

  • “Like, maybe you can find a few minutes every now and then to review my new Abdominator workouts before I post them on the Web?”

    Maggie Bean in Love

  • All I know is that I dreamt something very agreeable: I was a little boy again, hanging on to my father's coat-tails, and standing beside him in the Klaus on a Yom-Kippur even, during the most tearful prayers, and a mischievous little boy began to play with me, pricking my leg with a needle every now and then ....

    In Those Days

  • Taking a liking to the young shortstop in Spring Training camp of 1995, every now and then Don Mattingly would impart his wisdom by teaching him “The Yankee Way.”

    One Season

  • [BERNICK, MRS. BERNICK, and LONA go down to the garden, where they are visible every now and then during the following scene.]

    Pillars of Society

  • So, at large, with very competent learning, no small philosophical acumen, much logical formality and numeration of propositions and paragraphs, but a frequent liveliness of style, and every now and then a crashing shot of practical good sense, Comenius reasons and argues for a new System of Education, inspired by what would now be called Realism or enlightened Utilitarianism.

    The Life of John Milton

  • Look at this broad-shouldered man with the bare muscular arms, and the thick, firm, black hair tossed about like trodden meadow-grass whenever he takes off his paper cap, and with the strong barytone voice bursting every now and then into loud and solemn psalm-tunes, as if seeking an outlet for superfluous strength, yet presently checking himself, apparently crossed by some thought which jars with the singing.

    Adam Bede

  • As the hour of eleven drew near a person watching her might have noticed that every now and then Tess's glance flitted wistfully to the brow of the hill, though she did not pause in her sheafing.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • We went very cautiously over the snow for about three hours, sinking every now and then up to our middles, but only once in a crevasse, when Couttet suddenly fell, singing out "Tirez! tirez!" but he was pulled out instantly.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson


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