every so often


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every so often

sometimes (every) once in a while We still get together for lunch every so often.
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every so often

At intervals; occasionally.
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But chipmunks, which hibernate but wake up every so often to eat their cache of food, stayed slim, says Wickler.
Every so often the mysterious form breaks the surface with a spectacular leap, makes a huge splash, and then disappears into the deep again.
Palming - the practice of cupping the hands over the eyes to give them a rest - will do no harm, but shutting the eyes every so often is just as effective a method of resting, refreshing and relieving them.
An exception is Mayacamas, a very reliable Napa winery that releases some of its older wines every so often, much to the delight of the winery's devotees.
Pessimists say the stocks are simply fished out, while the optimists point out that we get years like this every so often, for no apparent reason.
He relieves himself of one of these opinions every so often, and the only reason I think he still has a job is that his dislike of all things gay is forgotten in the storm of his cruel descriptions of actresses' physical features--maybe they're killing the theater too--and other things that meet his disapproval.
Every so often I do see a new bumper sticker worth remembering.
Every so often, he raises his eyes as another tube train rattles into the Baron's Court underground station just below his window.
The site of these cultural contests, though, is not the museum, for many the obligatory tourist trap that they visit only every so often.
But every so often, a fifth squeezes in, and this crowding defect allows molecules to shift around, the team reports in the Nov.
We only check our tickets every so often so we nearly missed out on claiming it.
Let's hope she keeps those blond highlights and the camera catches her legs and those great shoes every so often when she moves to the desk where no woman has sat before.
Every so often he would introduce me to someone who was his good friend.
It first made its appearance in 1559 and was revised every so often until 1966 when Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani declared no further editions of the Index would be published.
But every so often, some glaciers suddenly surge forward and speed up so dramatically that the surfaces of the glaciers break up.