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adverb as in intermittently

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She registered her school-age children, 5-year-old Emiliana and 6-year-old Emilio, for face-to-face classes in the fall, but they went only sporadically because she struggled to find them transportation.

By 15, he was attending school sporadically but playing baseball regularly on semiprofessional teams.

So did the receptionist, but only sporadically, according to several teachers.

We’ve reckoned with them sporadically and sometimes effectively, but we haven’t reckoned with them fully, and they are a deep undertow to progress.

When we finally opened for outdoor dining, we were making adjustments daily, then weekly, as the city was sporadically disseminating information.

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They can be ingested sporadically or used as a mixer throughout the night (though a can of Sprite seems to be the latest trick).

She squinted, blinked sporadically, and tilted her head, as if straining to wrestle answers from her brain.

The rally had been eagerly attended, was sporadically enthusiastic, and left almost no impression once it was over.

After all, al Qaeda and ISIS have sporadically fought with one another, and the Saddam regime is long gone.

One of the sisters had managed to hide her cellphone, and for the first few days they were able to communicate sporadically.

No Judeo-German litterateur has ever been able to make more than a scanty living, and that only sporadically, out of his books.

In mid-July of the same year they were calling sporadically from temporary ponds in the lower Motagua Valley.

Frosts occur sporadically on the Mexican Plateau, and in the winter snow falls on the highest mountains.

Some of them settled in other parts of the province, either together or more usually sporadically.

Objects of the Bronze age too have only been found sporadically.


On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sporadically, such as: intermittently, now and then, occasionally, rarely, seldom, and sparingly.

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