fitfully

All Adverb
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  • And so the night wore away, sleep coming fitfully from time to time. Cited from The Story of Ab, by Stanley Waterloo
  • The rain still beat fitfully upon the windows, and the room was quite dark. Cited from John Ward, Preacher, by Margaret Deland
  • He played for only a few moments, and fitfully, and then he came to her. Cited from The Crock of Gold, by James Stephens
  • Tired out at last he went to bed again, and slept fitfully until morning. Cited from Short Cruises, by W.W. Jacobs
  • The cousins spoke fitfully of what they might do if the rain ceased. Cited from The Crown Of Life, By George Gissing
  • When she had posted it, she went to bed and slept fitfully till morning. Cited from Sally Bishop, by E. Temple Thurston
  • This cloud brought both wind and rain, and low upon its edge the lightning played fitfully. Cited from On a Torn-Away World, by Roy Rockwood
  • When morning came the wind was still blowing fitfully off shore, but the snow had almost ceased. Cited from The Ruling Passion, by Henry van Dyke
  • Again fitfully he began to see those leaping points of light; but it was only here and there. Cited from The Knave of Diamonds, by Ethel May Dell
  • A guitar was played fitfully, soft, low chords being heard from time to time. Cited from German Classics of the 19th & 20th Centuries, Vol V, Ed. by Francke
  • For a time strangers would come to see him, and then they would forget all about him or remember him only fitfully. Cited from Greyfriars Bobby, Eleanor Atkinson
  • A fresh back-log thrown behind the fire, which lights the room fitfully. Cited from On the Track, by Henry Lawson
  • It came and went, and played fitfully on the granite walls; still it remained. Cited from Under the Andes, by Rex Stout
  • The sun came out fitfully, and the clouds swept great shadows over the mountain sides. Cited from Norah's Tour of Ireland, Margaret Dixon McDougall
  • Sometimes now her spirits were fitfully high, and then she would sing the old songs of her girlhood. Cited from Further Chronicles of Avonlea, L.M. Montgomery
  • The wind blew fitfully, sometimes carrying the boat on rapidly, again dying down. Cited from Lost in the Fog, by James De Mille
  • But even under these circumstances they managed to doze off fitfully. Cited from Tom Swift & His Aerial Warship, by Victor Appleton
  • Once more a puerile hope crossed her mind fitfully, that perhaps it would be as well if he failed to see her. Cited from Evelyn Innes, by George Moore
  • He appears fitfully at the royal court despite his brother's imprisonment until 1129.
  • He seemed utterly unable to bring himself, save fitfully, to the final adoption of either line of conduct. Cited from A Siren, by Thomas Adolphus Trollope
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Meaning of fitfully

  • adverb In a fitful manner
    he slept fitfully