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from time to time

Occasionally. This restaurant is pretty good—I come here from time to time.
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from time to time

irregularly; now and then; occasionally; sometimes; not predictably. From time to time, I like to go fishing instead of going to work. Bob visits us at our house from time to time.
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from time to time

Occasionally, once in a while. For example, From time to time we play bridge with the Carters. [Late 1300s] Also see at times; every now and then; once in a while.
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from ˌtime to ˈtime

occasionally; sometimes: We go to the theatre from time to time. OPPOSITE: all the time (2)
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from time to time

Once in a while; at intervals.
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References in classic literature ?
The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.
Porthos drew his sword from the scabbard, and made passes at the wall, springing back from time to time, and making contortions like a dancer.
D'Artagnan employed himself in arranging a little plan, of which we shall hereafter see the execution, and which promised him some agreeable adventure, as might be seen by the smiles which from time to time passed over his countenance, whose thoughtfulness they animated.
The young girl seated opposite him, watched him in silence, visibly preoccupied with another thought, at which she smiled from time to time, while her soft hand caressed the intelligent head of the goat, gently pressed between her knees.
With these thoughts passing through his mind, and yet wondering at the very same time how he who came there rioting in the confidence of this man (as he thought), should be so soon and so thoroughly subdued, Hugh stood cowering before him, regarding him uneasily from time to time, while he finished dressing.
Sometimes, after staying in a village parlor till the family had all retired, I have returned to the woods, and, partly with a view to the next day's dinner, spent the hours of midnight fishing from a boat by moonlight, serenaded by owls and foxes, and hearing, from time to time, the creaking note of some unknown bird close at hand.
I have been surprised to detect encircling the pond, even where a thick wood has just been cut down on the shore, a narrow shelf-like path in the steep hillside, alternately rising and falling, approaching and receding from the water's edge, as old probably as the race of man here, worn by the feet of aboriginal hunters, and still from time to time unwittingly trodden by the present occupants of the land.
taking the affidavits'; large batches of which were, from time to time, carried into the private room by another clerk for the judge's signature.
The moan the mother uttered, from time to time, went to My heart.