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synonyms for fitfully

  • erratically
  • irregularly
  • restlessly
  • off and on
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How to use fitfully in a sentence

It had been drizzling fitfully all day, but as we started on the trip, it began to rain in earnest.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
High above sounded the musicians, fitfully trying some strain of which they were not certain.
RUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
Tessa had slept fitfully; Sue had lain perfectly quiet, not speaking again or moving.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
The moon cast the shadows of branches on the canvas, and the noise of the stream, far below, came fitfully to Helen's ears.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
It was a weird night outside; a white gray night, shone upon fitfully by a sullen moon and a few lonely stars.
GARDENS OF THE CARIBBEES, V. 1/2IDA MAY HILL STARR
Lightning flashed fitfully from the darkening west; but as yet no thunder broke the heavy silence.
MASTERPIECES OF MYSTERY, VOL. 1 (OF 4)VARIOUS
For hours she had lain wide-eyed, tossing fitfully, seeking the rest that would not come.
WARRIOR OF THE DAWNHOWARD CARLETON BROWNE
At last the seemingly endless night began to wane, and near daybreak the girl dozed fitfully.
WARRIOR OF THE DAWNHOWARD CARLETON BROWNE
The rising moon shone fitfully upon the white signs of sorrow in the little churchyard far to the left.
THE WHITE SHIELDMYRTLE REED
The obscurity in which the rest of her long life was spent has only been fitfully illuminated.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
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