here and there
- In, at or to various places; in one place and another.
1892, Walter Besant, “Prologue: Who is Edmund Gray?”, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, OCLC 16832619:
- 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.
- (uncommon) From time to time; intermittently, occasionally.
2009, John Bogard, The Message from the Cosmos, page 63:
- Before we study his ideas, it is useful to note here again that extraterrestrial powers intervened here and there in his life, as early as his birth, then his baptism […] .
2011, R. E. Donald, chapter 23, in Slow Curve on the Coquihalla:
- Yep. Since nineteen sixty, or thereabouts. Missed a few years, here and there.
in one place and another
from time to time — see from time to time
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