a. occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time
a. rare and scattered in occurrence, exhibiting random behavior; patternless
Although you can still hear sporadic outbursts of laughter and singing outside, the big Halloween parade has passed; the party's over till next year.
“Every 10 years, we have the same conversation,” Spike Lee, a regular witness to the sporadic progress, has said.
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Eventually, in the year 1869, the movement rather suddenly collapsed, although there have been sporadic outbreaks of the same sort since that date.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The walk to the beach was no inconsiderable one, consisting as it did of a long, sandy path, upon which a sporadic and tangled growth that bordered it on either side made frequent and unexpected inroads.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin Context