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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.
He turned from the little country station to walk in the woods by the wayside until his own train should be leaving, and from time to time he threw himself under a tree to think and dream and look at the glory of the foliage.
From time to time, however, Boxtel withdrew his eyes for a moment from the tulip and the purse, timidly looking among the crowd, for more than anything he dreaded to descry there the pale face of the pretty Frisian girl.
Merely in passing, they paused, from time to time, and lent a hand to nature.
Thinking of all this, and from time to time giving a touch of the spur to his horse, D'Artagnan completed his short journey, and arrived at St.
He began seriously to take himself for a personage in a fairy tale; he cast his eyes about him from time to time to time, as though to see if the chariot of fire, harnessed to two-winged chimeras, which alone could have so rapidly transported him from Tartarus to Paradise, were still there.
These doubts fretted and harassed him, growing weaker or stronger from time to time, but never leaving him.