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But Mr. Paine assured her that letters were likely to be irregular, and there was no ground for alarm.

The advance may be irregular but it is advance; and all advance is advance toward Him.

He was furious at this supposition that she would continue in her irregular practices.

The enemy, surprised, opened an irregular and ineffective fire.

I design it an irregular ode for General Washington's birth-day.

It contained about five acres, in the form of an irregular parallelogram.

You work at all kinds of irregular hours, for you there is no day or night.

Often its leaps and flickerings are irregular, inconsistent, unpredictable.

He was eccentric and irregular in his habits and quite ignorant of the steam engine.

There was no sound in the streets but the irregular clatter of our footsteps.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "not in conformity with Church rules," from Old French irreguler (13c., Modern French irrégulier), from Medieval Latin irregularis, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + Latin regularis (see regular (adj.)). General sense is from late 15c.

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