once in a while

  1. sporadically and infrequently
    he was arrogant and occasionally callous
    they visit New York on occasion
    now and again she would take her favorite book from the shelf and read to us
    as we drove along, the beautiful scenery now and then attracted his attention
    open areas are only occasionally interrupted by clumps of trees
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  • Finally she says to me: You could at least clean that damn thing every once in a while.
  • Once in a while we go to a restaurant but usually we eat at home.
  • Mostly it was full of anorexic patients, but once in a while I would see this one obese lady in the waiting room. Times, Sunday Times
  • Everybody makes a mistake once in a while.
  • It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently. Tony Robbins 
  • Slowly I settled against him and I listened to his breathing; it was raspy and every once in a while he would cough, but he still held me tight.
  • Thus he became a tacit assenter in wrong-doing, for circumstances thrust this, once in a while, upon the best of our citizens. Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill
  • I have to watch once in a while because its like rubbernecking at an accident; you cant turn away and cannot believe what you are seeing. CNN Poll: Americans mostly agree with Obama on Afghanistan
  • Beside a good old fashionned blockbuster is good once in a while ... Bang Bang, Bang Bang
  • But once in a while people are brave and regather their energies in the face of further governmental arrogations of power.
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