here and there

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here and there

  1. (idiomatic) In, at or to various places; in one place and another.
    • 1893, Walter Besant, “Prologue”, in The Ivory Gate:
      Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language [] his clerks [] understood him very well. If he had written a love letter, or a farce, or a ballade, or a story, no one, either clerks, or friends, or compositors, would have understood anything but a word here and a word there.
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
      They thanked him and bade him good-bye, and turned toward the West, walking over fields of soft grass dotted here and there with daisies and buttercups.
    • 1912: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes, Chapter 6
      Here and there the brilliant rays penetrated to earth, but for the most part they only served to accentuate the Stygian blackness of the jungle's depths.
  2. (idiomatic) From time to time.

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