FITFUL's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of fitful
a. intermittently stopping and starting; irregular; variable; unstable
After several fitful attempts, he decided to postpone the start of the project until he felt more energetic.
Sentence in Classic:
But I must have lost it longer than I had thought, since, although I could recognize nothing in the darkness and the fitful lights and shadows of our lamps, I traced marsh country in the cold damp wind that blew at us.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
I strained my sight upon the sparks that fell among the tinder, and upon which he breathed and breathed, match in hand, but I could only see his lips, and the blue point of the match; even those but fitfully.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context