some time

sometime

[suhm-tahym]
adverb
1.
at some indefinite or indeterminate point of time: He will arrive sometime next week.
2.
at an indefinite future time: Come to see me sometime.
3.
Archaic. sometimes; on some occasions.
4.
Archaic. at one time; formerly.
adjective
5.
having been formerly; former: The diplomat was a sometime professor of history at Oxford.
6.
being so only at times or to some extent: Traveling so much, he could never be more than a sometime husband.
7.
that cannot be depended upon regarding affections or loyalties: He was well rid of his sometime girlfriend.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English; see some, time

sometime, sometimes (see usage note at the current entry).


The adverb sometime is written as one word: He promised to paint the garage sometime soon. The two-word form some time means “an unspecified interval or period of time”: It will take some time for the wounds to heal.
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sometime (ˈsʌmˌtaɪm)
 
adv
1.  at some unspecified point of time
 
adj
2.  (prenominal) having been at one time; former: the sometime President
3.  (US) (prenominal) occasional; infrequent
 
usage  The form sometime should not be used to refer to a fairly long period of time: he has been away for some time (not for sometime)

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