Deeper Dive: sometimes

sometimes adverb [Sometime + adverbial ending -s, as in -wards.]

1. Formerly; sometime. [Obs.]
That fair and warlike form
In which the majesty of buried Denmark
Did sometimes march. Shak.
2. At times; at intervals; not always; now and then; occasionally.
It is good that we sometimes be contradicted. Jer. Taylor.
Sometimes . . . sometimes
at certain times . . . at certain other times; as, sometimes he is earnest, sometimes he is frivolous.
Some′timesˊ adjective Former; sometime. [Obs.]
Thy sometimes brother’s wife. Shak.

-- Webster's unabridged 1913

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