some·times /ˈsʌmˌtaɪmz ||(ˌ)səmˈ/
1. Formerly; sometime. [Obs.]
That fair and warlike form
In which the majesty of buried Denmark
Did sometimes march. --Shak.
2. At times; at intervals; not always; now and then; occasionally.
It is good that we sometimes be contradicted. --Jer. Taylor.
Sometimes . . . sometimes, at certain times . . . at certain other times; as, sometimes he is earnest, sometimes he is frivolous.
Some·times, a. Former; sometime. [Obs.]
Thy sometimes brother's wife. --Shak.
adv : on certain occasions or in certain cases but not always;
"sometimes she wished she were back in England";
"sometimes her photography is breathtaking"; "sometimes
they come for a month; at other times for six months"