Synonyms for fitfully

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Round the train of thy skirt, O my Peacock, I fitfully squirm.

The men poled only fitfully, and we were driven solely by the current.

Since the commencement of the war, negotiations had been going on fitfully.

What his history had been was a secret which he illuminated only fitfully.

We slept but fitfully, and rose early to help prepare our breakfast.

And Desmond was writing again now; fitfully but spontaneously, as of old.

We knew whose was the lean, lank figure, fitfully revealed, which held it.

In the next room conversation was also proceeding, but fitfully.

She had no cockney accent, though she occasionally and fitfully dropped an H.

She had scarcely slept the night before, fitfully dreaming of him.

WORD ORIGIN

used once by Shakespeare ("Macbeth," 1605) in sense of "characterized by fits," then revived by Scott (1810) with a sense of "shifting, changing." From fit (n.2) + -ful. Related: Fitfully; fitfulness.

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