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 Meanings and Examples of INTERVAL
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interval
 n.  pause; break; space between two objects, points, or units
Classic Sentence: (195 in 14 pages)
1  After another interval he added, turning toward the figure in the arm-chair: "And this is Miss Mattie Silver."
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
2  There was a brief interval of whispering, and Pork entered, his usual dignity gone, his eyes rolling and his teeth a-gleam.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
3  In this interval between the morning party and the evening's ball, they seemed a placid, peaceful lot.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
4  Then there would have been a decorous interval of a year or at least six months.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
5  After an interval of silent sewing, they heard sounds outside and, peering through the curtains, they saw Dr. Meade alighting from his horse.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
6  And, after a long interval: "Oh, Scarlett, you mustn't stay here."
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
7  Then after an indeterminate dark interval, Prissy was beside her, chattering on in a pleased way.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
8  After a long interval in which her breathing finally quieted and her mind steadied, Scarlett heard the sound of faint voices from up the road, the tramping of many feet coming from the north.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
9  She could still recall that sickening interval before breath came back into her body.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
10  Then she could have married Ashley after a decent interval and made little Beau a good stepmother too.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
11  We'll wait the decent interval.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
12  After a long interval Dr. Meade and Uncle Rhett came down the stairs and stood talking in the hall in low voices.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
13  After an interval, Melanie appeared in the doorway but, strive though she might, Mammy could not see past her into the room.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIX
14  I then placed the first bench lengthwise along the only clear space against the wall, leaving a little interval between, for my back to settle down in.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
15  But the interval I spent in deliberating what to say, was a fatal one.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
Example Sentence:
1  When the interval came everyone made for the bar.
2  In the interval a blond boy dressed in white serenaded the company on the flute.
3  He knocked on the door and after a brief interval it was opened.
4  He left the room, returning after a short interval with a message.
5  The performers need a sufficient interval to resume their ordinary costume, before they re-entered the dining-room.
6  The first week, it spouted every five hours, but recently the interval is eight hours.
7  The main handicap is uncertain rainfall, with the occurrence at irregular intervals of very serious droughts.
8  He was eating an apple, and giving a long, melodious whoop, at intervals, followed by a deep-toned ding-dong-dong, ding-dong-dong.
9  All the night I heard but three sounds at three long intervals, -- a step creak, a momentary renewal of the snarling, canine noise, and a deep human groan.
10  It consisted in a peculiar bird-like turn, a sort of liquid warble, produced by touching the tongue to the roof of the mouth at short intervals in the midst of the music -- the reader probably remembers how to do it, if he has ever been a boy.
11  He would at intervals talk with great good sense; but in general he was fondest of the company of children, whom he used to call harmless little men.
12  Rochester's visit it seemed spellbound: all the night I heard but three sounds at three long intervals,--a step creak, a momentary renewal of the snarling, canine noise, and a deep human groan.
13  The Delegates meet at intervals to determine policy, in particular publishing policy in the academic field.
14  We see each other at regular intervals - usually about once a month.