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 Meanings and Examples of IRREGULAR
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
irregular
 a.  not according to to rule, accepted order, or general practice
Classic Sentence: (66 in 5 pages)
1  Between the two ran the irregular track, so narrow in places that they had to travel in Indian file, and so rough that only practised riders could have traversed it at all.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
2  ALL night their course lay through intricate defiles and over irregular and rock-strewn paths.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
3  Further ahead were dimly visible an irregular dwelling-house, garden, and outbuildings, backed by a clump of firs.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
4  Beyond the irregular carpet of grass was a row of white palings, which marked the verge of the heath in this latitude.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 1 Tidings of the Comer
5  Behind the white palings was a little garden; behind the garden an old, irregular, thatched house, facing the heath, and commanding a full view of the valley.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 1 Tidings of the Comer
6  The dance had come like an irresistible attack upon whatever sense of social order there was in their minds, to drive them back into old paths which were now doubly irregular.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 3 She Goes Out to Battle against Depression
7  His gray clothes and jerky, zigzag, irregular progress made him not unlike some huge moth himself.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
8  On its jagged face was spread-eagled some dark, irregular object.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 12. Death on the Moor
9  His life was irregular, but in one respect he was regularity itself.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. The Adventure of The Resident Patient
10  I saw the outside of the note, addressed in straggling, irregular characters, very unlike Holmes's usual precise hand.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
11  There was a broad, irregular smudge covering some yards of the track.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
12  You may look upon me simply as an irregular pioneer, who goes in front of the regular forces of the country.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISSING THREE-QUARTER
13  He ran out and ran in, smoked incessantly, played snatches on his violin, sank into reveries, devoured sandwiches at irregular hours, and hardly answered the casual questions which I put to him.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
14  The room into which we were shown was that in which the crime had been committed, but no trace of it now remained save an ugly, irregular stain upon the carpet.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
15  The nails were broken and irregular, there were heavy calluses on the cushions of the palm, a half-healed blister on the thumb.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
Example Sentence:
1  She touched its tough irregular surface.
2  This dictionary has several appendices, including one on irregular verbs.
3  It would be highly irregular for a police officer to accept money in this way.
4  The main handicap is uncertain rainfall, with the occurrence at irregular intervals of very serious droughts.
5  Led by her, I passed from compartment to compartment, from passage to passage, of a large and irregular building.
6  Two other studies found fish oil didn't work for an irregular heartbeat condition called atrial fibrillation.
7  The paint will cover any irregularity in the surface of the walls.
8  Investigators found no evidence of financial irregularity.
9  I have to admit that I check in with Facebook rather irregularly - once or twice a week, so I will miss things.
10  The newspaper claimed there were widespread irregularities in the election.