Definition of Now and again

1. Adverb. Now and then or here and there. "As we drove along, the beautiful scenery now and then attracted his attention"

Definition of Now and again

1. Adverb. (idiomatic) Sometimes; occasionally; intermittently. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Now And Again

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Literary usage of Now and again

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... attention, bnt take 10 firm a hold on the imagination that belief in them breaks out now and again with all the intensity of an epidemic. ..."

2. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1889)
"... weed in her fields, yet many of its seeds continued hidden for centuries, from which sprouts grew up now and again quite unexpectedly (§§ 54, 71, 108). ..."

3. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"now and again, in one big automobile or another, the White Linen Nurse and the ... now and again across the mutually ghost-haunted chasm that separated them ..."

4. The Beginnings of Modern Europe (1250-1450) by Ephraim Emerton (1917)
"In the intervals of his " engagements " he held his men together in the joys of camp life and could now and again take a hand in politics on his own account ..."

5. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"native composers, and every now and again sue- First ceeds in producing some operatic novelty which Opera. Composer. Produced. dies immediately or soon ..."

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