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adverb as in intermittently

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The U.S. economy is growing, ever fitfully and disappointingly.

Since hitting its lows in 2009, the economy had been fitfully—and then steadily—improving.

It had been drizzling fitfully all day, but as we started on the trip, it began to rain in earnest.

High above sounded the musicians, fitfully trying some strain of which they were not certain.

Tessa had slept fitfully; Sue had lain perfectly quiet, not speaking again or moving.

The moon cast the shadows of branches on the canvas, and the noise of the stream, far below, came fitfully to Helen's ears.

It was a weird night outside; a white gray night, shone upon fitfully by a sullen moon and a few lonely stars.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fitfully, such as: erratically, irregularly, restlessly, and off and on.

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