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every so often

Sometimes; occasionally. Josh does stop by the store every so often, but I haven't seen him lately. I don't eat a lot of sweets, but every so often I just need a piece of chocolate cake.
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ˌevery so ˈoften

occasionally: I usually drink tea, but every so often I have coffee after dinner.
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every so often

At intervals; occasionally.
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Every so often a member will request another copy of NEA Today to replace a damaged issue.
I read it every so often but was too engaged with other issues to really get serious about it.
That scenario never panned out, but every so often it raises its head.
For example, in the case of the capacitance standard, this problem means that the standard must be stopped every so often to retune the gate charges.
Phillips has been one of my favorites--a perfect and nearly upright man who has every so often eschewen evil.
Every so often, a tell-all book affects even the manufacturing industry.
Check the string every so often for the next few days.
In other words, the book often reads like congressional testimony - uncommonly formal, verbose, and, every so often, stodgy.
It's not enough that the regulators in Washington keep companies burdened with various compliances, every so often they throw something else at us.
John Henry Faulk was a presence not to be ignored in Texas during the ten years I lived there (1970-1980), sittin's up in Madisonville plotting against the strip miners, flyin' off to Nashville every so often to tape a few months' worth of Hee-Haw, comin' down to Austin and waxing enthusiastic about something or other on the second-story front porch of The Texas Observer and the Texas Civil Liberties Union.
The history of medicine may seem tangential to the social historian; but every so often a work appears that so successfully bridges the disciplinary divide as to demand the attention of scholars broadly concerned with problems of social change and cultural signification.
Every so often, the lymph vessels widen into lymph nodes.
If you have the flu, which I'm sure you or me or your friends do get every so often, then it's best that you take off.
Guys like (Andrey) Arshavin, (Cesc) Fabregas and (William) Gallas are all top players and it's only once every so often that you get to play against these boys, so you just have to take your chance.