FITFUL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FITFUL
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fitful
 a.  intermittently stopping and starting; irregular; variable; unstable
Example Sentence: (111 in 8 pages)
1  Sit not sad because that time a fitful aspect weareth; Patience is most bitter, yet most sweet the fruit it bearth.
2  John awoke from a fitful sleep.
3  It was a cool day with fitful sunshine.
4  After several fitful attempts, he decided to postpone the start of the project until he felt more energetic.
5  Love makes one fit for any work.
6  He's so angry that he's in no fit state to see anyone.
7  The building doesn't fit in with the surrounding area.
8  I must ask the dentist to fit me with some new teeth.
9  He has been vested with the power/authority to implement whatever changes he sees fit.
10  She folded the letter so that it would fit into her bag.
11  He doesn't fit the traditional mould of a university professor.
12  We helped to fit him out for a trip to the Baltic.
13  I'll try to fit my arrangement in with yours.
14  Try to fit some regular exercise into your daily routine.
15  The waste unit is designed to fit under the sink.
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The fitful bursts of sleet had changed into a steady rain and the horses had heavy work even without a load behind them.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
2  The alarmed colonists believed that the yells of the savages mingled with every fitful gust of wind that issued from the interminable forests of the west.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
3  From these no appreciable beams now radiated, except when a more than usually smart gust brushed over their faces and raised a fitful glow which came and went like the blush of a girl.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
4  The light raised by her breath had been very fitful, and a momentary irradiation of flesh was all that it had disclosed of her face.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
5  Real affection, it seemed, he could not have for me; it had been only fitful passion: that was balked; he would want me no more.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
6  Our Pearl is a fitful and fantastic little elf sometimes.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIX. THE CHILD AT THE BROOKSIDE
7  Down toward the sea he went, in the fitful starlight, half conscious of the girl who followed timidly after him.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In XIII
8  Neither did he appear to have pursued any course of reading which might fit him for a degree in science or any other recognized portal which would give him an entrance into the learned world.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
9  He hustled on his overcoat, and bustled about in a way that showed that an energetic fit had superseded the apathetic one.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
10  He appeared to have the convulsive strength of a man in an epileptic fit.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
11  The pulses in my temples beat like sledge-hammers, and I believe I would have had a fit of some sort if the blood had not gushed from my nose and relieved me.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
12  "Hope he don't have a fit," Lucy murmured.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 6
13  He'll find no words to fit you.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
14  Then she sat swaying her body to and fro, and making gestures with her unnerved arm, which seemed intended as the accompaniment to a fit of laughter, though her face was stolid and drowsy.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X
15  He had a violent fit of trembling, and then sunk into his chair.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII