OCCASIONAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OCCASIONAL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
occasional
 a.  random; occurring from time to time; infrequent
Classic Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
1  From this, Charles and Melanie could only infer that she took a profound pleasure in this occasional excitement, the only excitement in her sheltered life.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  To Scarlett, this house cried out for the masculine smells of brandy, tobacco and Macassar oil, for hoarse voices and occasional curses, for guns, for whiskers, for saddles and bridles and for hounds underfoot.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
3  All night long pianos jangled from behind drawn shades and rowdy songs and laughter floated out, punctuated by occasional screams and pistol shots.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
4  Then there had been tiptoeing feet and hushed voices, muffled knocks on the door, neighbors rustling in to whisper sympathy and occasional sobs from Frank's sister who had come up from Jonesboro for the funeral.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
5  The rain had ceased and there was no sound except for the occasional drip of water from the eaves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXII
6  It seemed to her natural that Lily should spend all her money on dress, and she supplemented the girl's scanty income by occasional "handsome presents" meant to be applied to the same purpose.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
7  From hand to hand, the buckets went in the deepest silence, only broken by the occasional flap of a sail, and the steady hum of the unceasingly advancing keel.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 43. Hark!
8  Nothing was said for some moments, while a succession of riotous waves rolled by, which by one of those occasional caprices of the seas were tumbling, not heaving it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
9  Now, this occasional inevitable sinking of the recently killed Sperm Whale is a very curious thing; nor has any fisherman yet adequately accounted for it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
10  But this occasional timidity is characteristic of almost all herding creatures.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
11  It was a soft grey day outside, with heavy clouds working across the sky, and occasional squalls of snow.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XII
12  The burning sun of those few weeks, with occasional rains at night, secured the corn.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XIX
13  Rudolph told his story in great detail, with occasional promptings from his mother or father.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
14  Mrs. Cutter remained flushed and wild-eyed as we had known her, but as the years passed she became afflicted with a shaking palsy which made her nervous nod continuous instead of occasional.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
15  Feeling secure regarding their happiness and welfare, she did not miss them except with an occasional intense longing.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VII
Example Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
16  The street slept in darkness, aside from the occasional twinkling of lights from two or three windows.
17  The water in the tide pool was still, except for an occasional eddy.
18  He asks occasional questions, but usually just about how the speaker came to a certain conclusion, it's the thought process more than the answer that seems to intrigue him.
19  Although I have written all sorts of poetry over the years, I have a definite predilection for occasional verse.
20  Long standing illnesses often result in anemia, loss of weight and occasional bleeding from the stomach.
21  Although we find occasional snatches of genuine poetry in her work, most of her writing is mere doggerel.
22  Her kindness and generosity cancel out her occasional flashes of temper.
23  An occasional glass of wine with dinner is relatively innocuous and should have no ill effect on you.
24  We are in strolling distance of cows, sheep and the occasional swan.
25  These words were followed by a very long silence, broken only by an occasional exclamation of "Hjckrrh!" from the Gryphon, and the constant heavy sobbing of the Mock Turtle.
26  She preferred to be called Teen, but I could only call her Mom, or in occasional shock, Mother!
27  He moved to Berkeley as usage surged, taking a $750-a-month stipend for food and the occasional matinee movie.
28  Pour all but about 2 ounces of the beer over onions in skillet and cook them down over medium heat, stirring occasionally until all beer evaporates and onions are soft.
29  Winds may be occasionally gusty from the northwest during the afternoon.
30  Although James was an experienced emergency room nurse, he occasionally became queasy when faced with a particularly unsightly injury.