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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INTERVALS

It was in one of these intervals that he heard his name called.

He did not wish to talk during the intervals between the acts.

At intervals I talked to him, asking after all the other members of the community by name.

All along its length, he could see, at intervals, scaffold-poles and builders' hoardings.

He practices a frightful dance, and remarks at intervals, "Jewhillikins."

Six men, relieved at intervals, kept watch over it during the night.

In the intervals of painting Vernon always sought to exercise his other art.

But, for all this, he worked at his castle in the intervals.

There were festoons of green leaves, with paper flowers at intervals, everywhere.

David could only reply in the intervals of his laughter, 'Oh, what a chap you are!'

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French intervalle (14c.), earlier entreval (13c.), from Late Latin intervallum "space, interval, distance," originally "space between palisades or ramparts," from inter "between" (see inter-) + vallum "rampart" (see wall). Metaphoric sense of "gap in time" was present in Latin.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.