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 for occasionally
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Occasionally \Oc*ca"sion*al*ly\, adv.
     In an occasional manner; on occasion; at times, as
     convenience requires or opportunity offers; not regularly.
     --Stewart.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The one, Wolsey, directly his subject by birth; the
           other, his subject occasionally by his preferment.
                                                    --Fuller.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  occasionally
      adv 1: 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" [syn: occasionally, on occasion, once in
             a while, now and then, now and again, at times,
             from time to time]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  38 Moby Thesaurus words for "occasionally":
     at infrequent intervals, at intervals, at odd times, at times,
     at various times, betweentimes, betweenwhiles, brokenly,
     by catches, by fits, by jerks, by skips, by snatches,
     disconnectedly, discontinuously, every so often, fitfully,
     haphazardly, here and there, in spots, infrequently,
     intermittently, irregularly, now and then, off and on,
     on divers occasions, on occasion, once and again,
     only occasionally, only when necessary, per saltum, periodically,
     randomly, skippingly, sometimes, sporadically, uncommonly,
     willy-nilly
  
  

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