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We can count on episodic market corrections, but we can’t predict the timing.
  describing stories divided into parts — such as a television show with an episode each week


occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals
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episodic episodically
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  • We can count on episodic market corrections, but we can’t predict the timing.
  • It’s my favorite episodic television show.
  • an account concerned primarily with episodic events such as the succession of rulers
  • episodic in his affections

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  • the book is episodic and the incidents don’t always hang together
  • A lot of my clients on death row have had serious mental illnesses, but it wasn’t always obvious that their history of mental illness predated their time in prison, since symptoms of their disabilities could be episodic and were frequently stress-induced.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Afterwards there were half a dozen just episodic affairs, right up to the present.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • In 1915-16 Anderson had begun to write and in 1919 he published the stories that comprise Winesburg, Ohio, stories that form, in sum, a sort of loosely-strung episodic novel.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • He did this in an episodic way, very much as he gave orders to his tailor for every requisite of perfect dress, without any notion of being extravagant.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • …tremolo from the violin part, which, for several bars, was unaccompanied, and filled all the foreground; until suddenly it seemed to be drawn aside, and—just as in those interiors by Pieter de Hooch, where the subject is set back a long way through the narrow framework of a half-opened door—infinitely remote, in colour quite different, velvety with the radiance of some intervening light, the little phrase appeared, dancing, pastoral, interpolated, episodic, belonging to another world.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way

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  • Spoils of Tom’s travels and episodic seasons of success.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • The facts were separate and haphazard and random, even as they happened, episodic, broken, no smooth transitions, no sense of events unfolding from prior events.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • Fights occurred episodically, broken up by muscular waiters.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • She was getting backaches again and sleeping episodically and it hurt to sit in a chair sometimes.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • In an episodical way he had studied and practised dentistry, and with very flattering success, especially in many of the factory-towns along our inland streams.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Mrs. Peniston was one of the episodical persons who form the padding of life.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Disdaining the heroic outfit, excitable in her methods, garrulous, episodical, shrill, she misled her lover much as she had misled her aunt.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • And sometimes I sat with her through the mass, the mass in English, what a stark thing it was, without murmur or reverberation, but still the best part of my week, and I took her arm and led her out of the church and she was not a small woman but seemed to be dwindling, passing episodically out of flesh—she felt like rice paper under my hand.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • She thought he might slip back over the edge as he had done in Hong Kong, where she alone had brought him to his senses, to the reality that was uniquely his own, a reality of frightening half truths and only partial remembrances, episodic moments she lived with every day of their lives together.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
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