INTERMITTENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INTERMITTENT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
intermittent
 a.  periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
Classic Sentence:
1  His pulse was feeble and intermittent, but his breathing grew longer, and there was a little shivering of his eyelids, which showed a thin white slit of ball beneath.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
2  The man was an intermittent drunkard, and when he had the fit on him he was a perfect fiend.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
3  Then, in the intermittent darknesses, I saw the moon spinning swiftly through her quarters from new to full, and had a faint glimpse of the circling stars.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In III
4  Hitherto her intermittent impulses of resistance had sufficed to maintain her self-respect.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
5  The roarings that had stretched in a long line of sound across the face of the forest began to grow intermittent and weaker.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 24
6  The intermittent gleams from the air-holes only appeared at very long intervals, and were so wan that the full sunlight seemed like the light of the moon; all the rest was mist, miasma, opaqueness, blackness.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—HE ALSO BEARS HIS CROSS
7  His breath had become intermittent; a little rattling interrupted it.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER V—A NIGHT BEHIND WHICH THERE IS DAY
8  The sun shone intermittently the next morning and the hard wind that drove dark clouds swiftly across its face rattled the windowpanes and moaned faintly about the house.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
9  One of these intermittences, one of these vague quivers of hope suddenly traversed the barricade of the Rue de la Chanvrerie at the moment when it was least expected.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—PASSING GLEAMS
Example Sentence:
1  The outdoor wedding reception had to be moved indoors to avoid the intermittent showers that fell on and off all afternoon.
2  Wind and solar are intermittent power sources - only producing electricity under certain optimum environmental conditions.
3  And even if the good guys could be sorted from the bad guys, the barrage of intermittent gunfire made any escape seem futile.
4  It has been the subject of an intermittent war of words throughout the two decades since her resignation – and it is a war that has intensified in the days since her death.
5  Although she made intermittent movie appearances, she was essentially a stage actress.
6  After three hours of intermittent rain, the game was abandoned.