Adverbs of Time                        Andrew Ernest Ritz                           May 9, 2011Andrew Ernest Ritz ()      ...
now      adv –1. (283) now – (in the historical present; at this point in the      narration of a series of past events; ”...
then   adv –1. (333) then, so, and so, and then – (subsequently or soon   afterward (often used as sentence connectors); ”...
today   adv –1. (19) nowadays, now, today – (in these times; ”it is solely by   their language that the upper classes nowa...
tomorrow   adv –. (3) tomorrow – (the next day, the day after, following the   present day)   Andrew Ernest Ritz ()      A...
tonight    adv –. (22) tonight, this evening, this night – (during the night of    the present day; ”drop by tonight”)   A...
yesterday    adv –1. (10) yesterday – (on the day preceding today; ”yesterday the    weather was beautiful”)   Andrew Erne...
annually    adv –1. (4) annually, yearly, every year, each year – (without missing    a year; ”they travel to China annual...
daily    adv –1. (37) daily – (every day; without missing a day; ”he stops by    daily”)   Andrew Ernest Ritz ()       Adv...
fortnightly    adv –. fortnightly, biweekly – (every two weeks; ”he visited his    cousins fortnightly”)   Andrew Ernest R...
hourly    adv –. hourly – (every hour; by the hour; ”daily, hourly, I grew    stronger”)   Andrew Ernest Ritz ()        Ad...
monthly   adv –. monthly – (occurring once a month; ”they meet monthly”)   Andrew Ernest Ritz ()    Adverbs of Time       ...
nightly    adv –. nightly, every night – (at the end of each day; ”she checks on    her roses nightly”)   Andrew Ernest Ri...
quarterly    adv –1. quarterly – (in diagonally opposed quarters of an escutcheon;    ”two coats of arms borne quarterly”)...
weekly   adv –. hebdomadally, weekly, every week, each week – (without   missing a week; ”she visited her aunt weekly”)   ...
yearly    adv –. annually, yearly, every year, each year – (without missing a    year; ”they travel to China annually”)   ...
always   adv –1. (196) always, ever, e’er – (at all times; all the time and on   every occasion; ”I will always be there t...
constantly    adv –1. (2) constantly, invariably, always – (without variation or    change, in every case; ”constantly kin...
ever       adv –1. (107) ever, of all time – (at any time; ”did you ever       smoke?”; ”the best con man of all time”)   ...
frequently    adv –. (39) frequently, often, oftentimes, oft, ofttimes – (many times    at short intervals; ”we often met ...
generally    adv –1. (37) by and large, generally, more often than not, mostly –    (usually; as a rule; ”by and large it ...
infrequently    adv –. infrequently – (not many times; ”in your 1850 church you not    infrequently find a dramatic contras...
never   adv –1. (255) never, ne’er – (not ever; at no time in the past or   future; ”I have never been to China”; ”I shall...
normally   adv –. (20) normally, usually, unremarkably, commonly, ordinarily –   (under normal conditions; ”usually she wa...
occasionally    adv –. (30) occasionally, on occasion, once in a while, now and then,    now and again, at times, from tim...
often    adv –1. (153) frequently, often, oftentimes, oft, ofttimes – (many    times at short intervals; ”we often met ove...
rarely    adv –. (16) rarely, seldom – (not often; ”we rarely met”)    Andrew Ernest Ritz ()      Adverbs of Time         ...
regularly    adv –1. (6) regularly, on a regular basis – (in a regular manner;    ”letters arrived regularly from his chil...
seldom   adv –. (10) rarely, seldom – (not often; ”we rarely met”)   Andrew Ernest Ritz ()      Adverbs of Time           ...
sometimes   adv –. (99) sometimes – (on certain occasions or in certain cases but   not always; ”sometimes she wished she ...
usually    adv –. (96) normally, usually, unremarkably, commonly, ordinarily –    (under normal conditions; ”usually she w...
already    adv –. (107) already – (prior to a specified or implied time; ”she has    already graduated”)   Andrew Ernest Ri...
before    adv –1. (68) earlier, before – (earlier in time; previously; ”I had    known her before”; ”as I said before”; ”h...
early    adv –1. (19) early on, early – (during an early stage; ”early on in her    career”)   Andrew Ernest Ritz ()      ...
earlier    adv –1. (18) earlier, before – (earlier in time; previously; ”I had    known her before”; ”as I said before”; ”...
eventually    adv –. (14) finally, eventually – (after an unspecified period of time    or an especially long delay)   Andre...
finally    adv –1. (44) finally, eventually – (after an unspecified period of time    or an especially long delay)   Andrew E...
first       adv –1. (58) first, firstly, foremost, first of all, first off – (before       anything else; ”first we must consider...
formerly    adv –. (7) once, formerly, at one time, erstwhile, erst – (at a previous    time; ”at one time he loved her”; ...
just       adv –1. (162) merely, simply, just, only, but – (and nothing more; ”I       was merely asking”; ”it is simply a...
last       adv –1. (4) last – (most recently; ”I saw him last in London”)       Andrew Ernest Ritz ()      Adverbs of Time...
late       adv –1. (16) late, belatedly, tardily – (later than usual or than       expected; ”the train arrived late”; ”we...
later    adv –1. (107) subsequently, later, afterwards, afterward, after, later    on – (happening at a time subsequent to...
lately    adv –. (7) recently, late, lately, of late, latterly – (in the recent past;    ”he was in Paris recently”; ”late...
next   adv –. (11) next – (at the time or occasion immediately followin g;   ”next the doctor examined his back”)   Andrew...
previously    adv –. (30) previously, antecedently – (at an earlier time or formerly;    ”she had previously lived in Chic...
recently    adv –. (31) recently, late, lately, of late, latterly – (in the recent past;    ”he was in Paris recently”; ”l...
soon   adv –. (60) soon, shortly, presently, before long – (in the near future;   ”the doctor will soon be here”; ”the boo...
still        adv –1. (233) still – (with reference to action or condition; without        change, interruption, or cessati...
yet      adv –1. (22) yet – (up to the present time; ”I have yet to see the      results”; ”details are yet to be worked o...
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  1. 1. Adverbs of Time Andrew Ernest Ritz May 9, 2011Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 1 / 50
  2. 2. now adv –1. (283) now – (in the historical present; at this point in the narration of a series of past events; ”President Kennedy now calls in the National Guard”; ”Washington now decides to cross the Delaware”; ”the ship is now listing to port”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 2 / 50
  3. 3. then adv –1. (333) then, so, and so, and then – (subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors); ”then he left”; ”go left first, then right”; ”first came lightning, then thunder”; ”we watched the late movie and then went to bed”; ”and so home and to bed”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 3 / 50
  4. 4. today adv –1. (19) nowadays, now, today – (in these times; ”it is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished”- Nancy Mitford; ”we now rarely see horse-drawn vehicles on city streets”; ”today almost every home has television”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 4 / 50
  5. 5. tomorrow adv –. (3) tomorrow – (the next day, the day after, following the present day) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 5 / 50
  6. 6. tonight adv –. (22) tonight, this evening, this night – (during the night of the present day; ”drop by tonight”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 6 / 50
  7. 7. yesterday adv –1. (10) yesterday – (on the day preceding today; ”yesterday the weather was beautiful”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 7 / 50
  8. 8. annually adv –1. (4) annually, yearly, every year, each year – (without missing a year; ”they travel to China annually”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 8 / 50
  9. 9. daily adv –1. (37) daily – (every day; without missing a day; ”he stops by daily”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 9 / 50
  10. 10. fortnightly adv –. fortnightly, biweekly – (every two weeks; ”he visited his cousins fortnightly”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 10 / 50
  11. 11. hourly adv –. hourly – (every hour; by the hour; ”daily, hourly, I grew stronger”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 11 / 50
  12. 12. monthly adv –. monthly – (occurring once a month; ”they meet monthly”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 12 / 50
  13. 13. nightly adv –. nightly, every night – (at the end of each day; ”she checks on her roses nightly”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 13 / 50
  14. 14. quarterly adv –1. quarterly – (in diagonally opposed quarters of an escutcheon; ”two coats of arms borne quarterly”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 14 / 50
  15. 15. weekly adv –. hebdomadally, weekly, every week, each week – (without missing a week; ”she visited her aunt weekly”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 15 / 50
  16. 16. yearly adv –. annually, yearly, every year, each year – (without missing a year; ”they travel to China annually”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 16 / 50
  17. 17. always adv –1. (196) always, ever, e’er – (at all times; all the time and on every occasion; ”I will always be there to help you”; ”always arrives on time”; ”there is always some pollution in the air”; ”ever hoping to strike it rich”; ”ever busy”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 17 / 50
  18. 18. constantly adv –1. (2) constantly, invariably, always – (without variation or change, in every case; ”constantly kind and gracious”; ”he always arrives on time”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 18 / 50
  19. 19. ever adv –1. (107) ever, of all time – (at any time; ”did you ever smoke?”; ”the best con man of all time”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 19 / 50
  20. 20. frequently adv –. (39) frequently, often, oftentimes, oft, ofttimes – (many times at short intervals; ”we often met over a cup of coffee”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 20 / 50
  21. 21. generally adv –1. (37) by and large, generally, more often than not, mostly – (usually; as a rule; ”by and large it doesn’t rain much here”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 21 / 50
  22. 22. infrequently adv –. infrequently – (not many times; ”in your 1850 church you not infrequently find a dramatic contrast between the sumptuous appointments of the building itself and the inhuman barrack-like living conditions in the church room”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 22 / 50
  23. 23. never adv –1. (255) never, ne’er – (not ever; at no time in the past or future; ”I have never been to China”; ”I shall never forget this day”; ”had never seen a circus”; ”never on Sunday”; ”I will never marry you!”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 23 / 50
  24. 24. normally adv –. (20) normally, usually, unremarkably, commonly, ordinarily – (under normal conditions; ”usually she was late”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 24 / 50
  25. 25. occasionally adv –. (30) occasionally, on occasion, once in a while, now and then, now and again, at times, from time to time – (now and then or here and there; ”he was arrogant and occasionally callous”; ”open areas are only occasionally interrupted by clumps of trees”; ”they visit New York on occasion”; ”now and again she would take her favorite book from the shelf and read to us”; ”as we drove along, the beautiful scenery now and then attracted his attention”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 25 / 50
  26. 26. often adv –1. (153) frequently, often, oftentimes, oft, ofttimes – (many times at short intervals; ”we often met over a cup of coffee”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 26 / 50
  27. 27. rarely adv –. (16) rarely, seldom – (not often; ”we rarely met”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 27 / 50
  28. 28. regularly adv –1. (6) regularly, on a regular basis – (in a regular manner; ”letters arrived regularly from his children”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 28 / 50
  29. 29. seldom adv –. (10) rarely, seldom – (not often; ”we rarely met”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 29 / 50
  30. 30. sometimes adv –. (99) sometimes – (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”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 30 / 50
  31. 31. usually adv –. (96) normally, usually, unremarkably, commonly, ordinarily – (under normal conditions; ”usually she was late”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 31 / 50
  32. 32. already adv –. (107) already – (prior to a specified or implied time; ”she has already graduated”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 32 / 50
  33. 33. before adv –1. (68) earlier, before – (earlier in time; previously; ”I had known her before”; ”as I said before”; ”he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier”; ”her parents had died four years earlier”; ”I mentioned that problem earlier”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 33 / 50
  34. 34. early adv –1. (19) early on, early – (during an early stage; ”early on in her career”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 34 / 50
  35. 35. earlier adv –1. (18) earlier, before – (earlier in time; previously; ”I had known her before”; ”as I said before”; ”he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier”; ”her parents had died four years earlier”; ”I mentioned that problem earlier”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 35 / 50
  36. 36. eventually adv –. (14) finally, eventually – (after an unspecified period of time or an especially long delay) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 36 / 50
  37. 37. finally adv –1. (44) finally, eventually – (after an unspecified period of time or an especially long delay) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 37 / 50
  38. 38. first adv –1. (58) first, firstly, foremost, first of all, first off – (before anything else; ”first we must consider the garter snake”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 38 / 50
  39. 39. formerly adv –. (7) once, formerly, at one time, erstwhile, erst – (at a previous time; ”at one time he loved her”; ”her erstwhile writing”; ”she was a dancer once”;) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 39 / 50
  40. 40. just adv –1. (162) merely, simply, just, only, but – (and nothing more; ”I was merely asking”; ”it is simply a matter of time”; ”just a scratch”; ”he was only a child”; ”hopes that last but a moment”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 40 / 50
  41. 41. last adv –1. (4) last – (most recently; ”I saw him last in London”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 41 / 50
  42. 42. late adv –1. (16) late, belatedly, tardily – (later than usual or than expected; ”the train arrived late”; ”we awoke late”; ”the children came late to school”; ”notice came so tardily that we almost missed the deadline”; ”I belatedly wished her a happy birthday” ) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 42 / 50
  43. 43. later adv –1. (107) subsequently, later, afterwards, afterward, after, later on – (happening at a time subsequent to a reference time; ”he apologized subsequently”; ”he’s going to the store but he’ll be back here later”; ”it didn’t happen until afterward”; ”two hours after that”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 43 / 50
  44. 44. lately adv –. (7) recently, late, lately, of late, latterly – (in the recent past; ”he was in Paris recently”; ”lately the rules have been enforced”; ”as late as yesterday she was fine”; ”feeling better of late”; ”the spelling was first affected, but latterly the meaning also”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 44 / 50
  45. 45. next adv –. (11) next – (at the time or occasion immediately followin g; ”next the doctor examined his back”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 45 / 50
  46. 46. previously adv –. (30) previously, antecedently – (at an earlier time or formerly; ”she had previously lived in Chicago”; ”he was previously president of a bank”; ”better than anything previously proposed”; ”a previously unquestioned attitude”; ”antecedently arranged”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 46 / 50
  47. 47. recently adv –. (31) recently, late, lately, of late, latterly – (in the recent past; ”he was in Paris recently”; ”lately the rules have been enforced”; ”as late as yesterday she was fine”; ”feeling better of late”; ”the spelling was first affected, but latterly the meaning also”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 47 / 50
  48. 48. soon adv –. (60) soon, shortly, presently, before long – (in the near future; ”the doctor will soon be here”; ”the book will appear shortly”; ”she will arrive presently”; ”we should have news before long”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 48 / 50
  49. 49. still adv –1. (233) still – (with reference to action or condition; without change, interruption, or cessation; ”it’s still warm outside”; ”will you still love me when we’re old and grey?”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 49 / 50
  50. 50. yet adv –1. (22) yet – (up to the present time; ”I have yet to see the results”; ”details are yet to be worked out”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () Adverbs of Time May 9, 2011 50 / 50
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