From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsometimesome‧time1, some time /ˈsʌmtaɪm/ ●●● S2 adverb APPROXIMATELYat a time in the future or in the past, although you do not know exactly whensometime around/in/during etc We’ll take a vacation sometime in September. Our house was built sometime around 1900.
Examples from the Corpussometime• It's a long story. I'll tell you about it sometime.• Reform is overdue and will come - sometime.• He knows Spunk's going to have to have his name fixed sometime.• The burglary must have happened sometime after 8:00.• I could see myself just planning on going away for a weekend sometime and not planning on where until the last minute.• Photographs from the 1870S showed such a bird on the courthouse fountain, but sometime during the 1920S it had disappeared.• Navy officials say they are fixing the manning problems but expect the shortages of skilled sailors to continue until sometime in 1999.• Lucy, um, I wondered if you'd like to come over for dinner sometime, like tonight.• Ideally, Brown said, the city should host the Super Bowl in a new football stadium, sometime shortly after 1999.• One week, two week., three week, we walk in jungle, sometime up, sometime down.sometime around/in/during etc• It is likely that Mir will bum up in Earth's atmosphere sometime in 2000.• The pipe will be switched on sometime in February and is intended to run for at least a year.• Zaring Homes said it expects to report earnings results for the fourth quarter and year sometime in mid-February.• Can anyone help with any information about a nasty scrape to my car which happened sometime during the day at Rutherford.• It declared that the village had a search warrant for her home and would return sometime in the next 30 days.• Espresso Lane is looking to open several area locations beginning sometime in the next six months.• The line probably crossed the half billion mark sometime during the seventeenth century.• I was awakened sometime in the small hours with a snorting and snuffling and a large shadow on my tent.sometimesometime2 adjective [only before noun] 1 formalBEFORE former Sir Richard Marsh, the sometime chairman of British Rail2 American English used to say that someone does or has a particular job part of the time Grimm, a sometime delivery driver, lives with his elderly mother.
Examples from the Corpussometime• Downey's uncle is a sometime actor and screenwriter.• Eventually he gained admission to the company and became a director and sometime governor.• He was a sometime master of hypnotism.• The second volume, according to Duncombe, was edited by Isaac Hawkins Browne, a poet and sometime member of parliament.• Duval spoke at the funeral of his friend and sometime rival.• After the accusation, they are worried-sick parents, small-town pariahs, amateur lawyers, sometime sleuths, etc.• Nora and Delia, now a sometime writing team, escaped to New York.