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  • And very faint now, but very distinct through the hot, quiet air, one heard the whirr of a machine-gun that was presently stilled, and an intermittent cracking of rifles.
  • For some minutes I lay there in the rain and darkness watching, by the intermittent light, these monstrous beings of metal moving about in the distance over the hedge tops.
  • At any rate, as the dusk came on a slow, intermittent movement upon the sand pits began, a movement that seemed to gather force as the stillness of the evening about the cylinder remained unbroken.
  • Thick clouds of steam were pouring off the wreckage, and through the tumultuously whirling wisps I could see, intermittently and vaguely, the gigantic limbs churning the water and flinging a splash and spray of mud and froth into the air.
  • The night was warm and still, and a little oppressive; the sound of guns continued intermittently, and after midnight there seemed to be sheet lightning in the south.
  • These noises, for the most part problematical, continued intermittently, and seemed if anything to increase in number as time wore on.
  • Outside and very near was an intermittent, metallic rattle.
  • I remember he wound up with my health, proposed in a speech of small variety and considerable intermittence.
  • These continued intermittently for the space of a quarter of an hour, sending chance shots at the invisible Martians at Hampton and Ditton, and then the pale beams of the electric light vanished, and were replaced by a bright red glow.

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  • During the day it was never far from her immediate consciousness, intermittently returning at unsuspected moments, whispering and taunting her.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • They sat on a low hill, two salads between them, the sun making intermittent, appearances behind slow-moving clouds.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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