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  • Ernie Macmillan was flourishing his wand unnecessarily, giving his partner time to get in under his guard; the Creevey brothers were enthusiastic but erratic and mainly responsible for all the books leaping off the shelves around them; Luna Lovegood was similarly patchy, occasionally sending Justin Finch-Fletchley's wand spinning out of his hand, at other times merely causing his hair to stand on end.†   (source)
  • Rasheed regarded the Taliban with a forgiving, affectionate kind of bemusement, as one might regard an erratic cousin prone to unpredictable acts of hilarity and scandal.†   (source)
  • Worsening Kate's mood, if that was possible, was a distant, irritating beeping sound, the erratic honking of a faraway horn.†   (source)
  • Not only that, the gun was erratic in the amount of residue it threw off!†   (source)
  • On the one hand, we had my father's story—the incidents were the occasions of his increasingly erratic behavior, and the representations of that were here and there; the kitchen cabinetry buckling and swelling in the driveway, his impounded truck at wherever the state troopers kept such vehicles, the front right fender, it turned out later, smashed flat against the wheel, the hollowed-out headlight, the bumper twisted up under the right front quarter panel, even the ditch grass and…†   (source)
  • Yet the nuns, in a fury that only religious persecution can account for, would attack us; their pursuit was erratic, their shrieks like the cries of bats surprised by sunlight—Owen and I had no trouble outrunning them.†   (source)
  • The captain had been acting very erratic since his mysterious phone call.†   (source)
  • At the end of September I started back toward Devon on the jammed, erratic trains of September, 1942.†   (source)
  • Later that afternoon she drives me to town, one foot hesitantly on the gas pedal and the other, at erratic intervals, on the brake.†   (source)
  • My erratic flight, drinking with Haymitch, weeping.†   (source)
  • She was strange now, erratic, sometimes needing my friendship, trusting me with her dangerous longings for freedom, her wild plans to run away again; and sometimes hating me, blaming me for her trouble.†   (source)
  • When asked, she said her erratic behavior was due to stress.†   (source)
  • But by an extraordinarily lucky chance they had not yet fully corrected their flight paths to that of the erratically weaving ship, and they passed right under it.†   (source)
  • Luckily, I haven't recovered from the stretch I just completed, so he won't be able to tell that my erratic breathing pattern is mostly from just seeing him again.†   (source)
  • It wasn't a time when Xandra normally came home, but her schedule was erratic sometimes and she'd surprised us before.†   (source)
  • Human beings, in their natural state, are unpredictable, erratic, and unhappy.†   (source)
  • The cold air affected him like alcohol, and he steered an erratic course along the fractured road.†   (source)
  • The tape hopped forward erratically.†   (source)
  • But now he was not producing and his teaching had become erratic.†   (source)
  • Erratic.†   (source)
  • I looked at the little cotton fluffs that were building up along the sidewalk and swirling erratically past my face.†   (source)
  • Across the street, the neon sign of Restless Video flickers erratically.†   (source)
  • It explained those eyes and his erratic behavior.†   (source)
  • He'd given her an inappropriate, clumsy, but very direct compliment that she knew she would never forget and that had already set her heart to a new and erratic pounding.†   (source)
  • He steers erratically, artificially pumped muscles not fully under his control.†   (source)
  • A restless, teeth-grinding and erratic sleeper, the boy sometimes fell from his bed, to be found in a fetal bundle by early light, shivering on the hardwood floor.†   (source)
  • I understand his behavior had become erratic since your mother's death.†   (source)
  • Sophie's skin was deathly white, and although her eyes were closed, her eyeballs moved erratically beneath her lids, and she twitched as if she was having a nightmare.†   (source)
  • His behavior had turned weird, erratic.†   (source)
  • She said that you had behaved erratically, in an unstable manner, in the past.†   (source)
  • His rhythm varied erratically and it was hard to tell if he struck a wrong note.†   (source)
  • They are capable of far more erratic things than that.†   (source)
  • After his erratic experience with the Widow Nazaret, which opened the door to street love, he continued to hunt the abandoned little birds of the night for several years, still hoping to find a cure for the pain of Fermina Daza.†   (source)
  • Frivolous, irrational, erratic, untrustworthy, interested primarily in pleasure-seeking.†   (source)
  • His path was filled with abrupt twists and turns and about-faces, with erratic loops and figure-eights, with corkscrews and triple lutzes, as though he were following some bizarre algorithm that only he could understand.†   (source)
  • With a forefinger he attempted to check the erratic movement of his bad eye, but to no avail; it continued.†   (source)
  • In a patient who gets only one antibiotic or inadequate doses of several, or who takes the medicines erratically or for too short a time, the drug-susceptible bacilli may die off while the drug-resistant mutants flourish.†   (source)
  • My heartbeat turned erratic, and I told myself to pull it together.†   (source)
  • She was too imperious and too erratic.†   (source)
  • The most uniform, and perhaps the most significant, historical finding was a long-standing, sometimes lifelong, history of erratic control over aggressive impulses.†   (source)
  • I le felt Very lonely and desolate as his thoughts turned far away—to the foolish, lovable bug; to the comforting assurance of Tuck, standing next to him; to the erratic, excitable PIN N E: to little Alec, who, he hoped, would someday reach the ground; to Rhyme and Reason, without whom Wisdom withered; and to the many, many others he would renumber always.†   (source)
  • And Norah's footprints, those erratic, bloody trails.†   (source)
  • He is a lean, intense young man in his middle thirties, inclined to quick nervous movements and erratic speech habits—and always in his voice there is a quality of indictment) WALTER: Is he out yet?†   (source)
  • He'd come highly recommended, but so far he and my mother had butted heads repeatedly, about his erratic schedule (he never seemed to answer the phone), the expensive china dishes he insisted she rent (because only they allowed the full culinary experience), and the menu, about which he'd so far declined to give specifics.†   (source)
  • Consider the erratic year-to-year scores of three particular students from classroom A:†   (source)
  • He knew the bus schedule was erratic, depending on how long the bus had to wait at the home of each child.†   (source)
  • The cops said he was driving erratically.†   (source)
  • It twitched and jerked up and down erratically, so that looking at him was disconcerting: one minute he would be looking at you out of both eyes, and then the eyelid would droop and he would only be looking with an eye and a half.†   (source)
  • Bad in that nervous armed men did erratic things, and were thus hard to predict.†   (source)
  • Cristian tried to move the robot up in the water, but Stinky began to spin erratically.†   (source)
  • His hands shook and his behavior was erratic.†   (source)
  • You are much more than human teenagers, and we expect more from you, but feel free to come to me if Aphrodite's behavior becomes too"—she paused, like she was considering the next word carefully—"erratic."†   (source)
  • That outside these rooms, where I supposedly presided over the education of Madeleine —erratic conversations about killing and vampire nature in which Claudia could have instructed so much more easily than I, if she had ever showed the desire to take the lead-that outside these rooms, where nightly I was reassured with soft kisses and contented looks that the hateful passion which Claudia had shown once and once only would not return that outside these rooms, I would find that I was,…†   (source)
  • Ever since she was little, when she listened to Nana's stories of the bogeyman down in the kitchen, she had feared the dark, but now she did not dare turn on the lights or she would frighten the tiny mummies during their erratic strolls.†   (source)
  • I could barely keep the wheels on the slick road, and the Beater started to fishtail, skating erratically back and forth between the two lanes of Route 9.†   (source)
  • My face is tingling and my eyes are sparkling, and my arm gestures are a lot more erratic than usual.†   (source)
  • Between the third and fourth day, my mood jumped back and forth erratically from wild exhilaration to gloomy apprehension.†   (source)
  • His behavior became more and more erratic.†   (source)
  • After throwing three erratic pitches to Baltazar, his coach decided to relieve him at the mound.†   (source)
  • You have to admit, your reactions have been a bit erratic.†   (source)
  • The loudspeakers on the beach erratically interrupted the winds and the thunder out of Basse-Terre.†   (source)
  • Nor did he say anything of the dreadful turmoil within his own household—of the erratic behavior of his son-in-law, Martha's husband, Thomas Mann Randolph, or of the grandson-in-law, Charles Bankhead, who was subject to violent alcoholic rages.†   (source)
  • To be sure, in her right hand she had a knife, and as she swept by me, waving it in wide, erratic curves, I recognized it as the large miner's knife she had pulled with such effort from the decaying sinews of my father's hand.†   (source)
  • The perceptions come without warnings or explanations, erratic as lightning.†   (source)
  • We went on by the erratic route that Rosalind had picked to hide the trail.†   (source)
  • He has an erratic heartbeat—very weak "He had a transplant," volunteered Max.†   (source)
  • Only this time, Mick's erratic driving draws unwanted attention.†   (source)
  • It doesn't add, "Shields was passed over because of unanswered questions about his expense account" or "his erratic behavior at the company picnic.†   (source)
  • Alessandro turned, and saw lights winding along an erratic path.†   (source)
  • I lay my hand on my chest, over my heart, and I can feel the flesh and bone and the hard, erratic beating of the organ that is keeping me alive.†   (source)
  • O'Laughlen started drinking the minute he arrived, bellying up to the bar at a place called Rullman's until his behavior became erratic.†   (source)
  • The blue-winged teals are a lot of fun to hunt because they fly very fast and make erratic twists and turns as they fly low over your decoy spreads.†   (source)
  • I just needed to break the silence in hopes of hiding my erratic heartbeat.†   (source)
  • Forty-three minutes ago except erratic booms.†   (source)
  • His hours were erratic and unpredictable.†   (source)
  • He's just so erratic.†   (source)
  • Their nervous systems are affected so that they become erratic and unpredictable, and they lose the protection of a sense of fear.†   (source)
  • His rap became a structureless, erratic mass of thoughts and ideas.†   (source)
  • Whether it was human error or an erratic rocket isn't clear.†   (source)
  • For the initiate ours is a cruel language, its freaky orthography and idiosyncrasies never so absurdly apparent as on the printed page, and Sophie's skill at reading and writing always lagged behind her—to me—fetchingly erratic speech.†   (source)
  • Then it began behaving erratically, just when we thought it had really learned its job.†   (source)
  • The shops were empty; water was a problem; electricity was erratic; and petrol was often short.†   (source)
  • Her tapping speeded up and its beat became erratic and nervous.†   (source)
  • The first time it happened he took the money over to her with the envelope and said, "It's L-E-A, Miss Crail, and only one s. Whereupon she was seized with a veritable palsy, rolling her eyes and fumbling erratically with her pencil until Leamas went away.†   (source)
  • In this latter period his behavior was erratic in other ways as well.†   (source)
  • Red-limbed, with linens sparkling, they sped over the windy path from house to ship like a rainbow in the sun, like new butterflies turned erratically to sea.†   (source)
  • The story came out haltingly, between erratic sobs and the clattering of teeth.   (source)
    erratic = irregular or unpredictable
  • He walked erratically, as if his right legs were shorter than his left legs.   (source)
    erratically = in an irregular manner
  • "Randy Weaver's been shot," Dad said, his voice thin and erratic.   (source)
    erratic = irregular
  • Now the plane was pitching so erratically that they couldn't read their altitude, and with no visibility, they didn't know where the ocean was.   (source)
    erratically = irregularly and unpredictably
  • I became erratic, demanding, hostile.   (source)
    erratic = irregular or unpredictable
  • How could I leave my loving, erratic, harebrained mother to fend for herself?†   (source)
  • Thus it was that three students made their slightly erratic way back to the University.†   (source)
  • One night the police spotted her driving erratically along River Street and stopped her.†   (source)
  • And Rufus was Rufus—erratic, alternately generous and vicious.†   (source)
  • "This thing I do, it's faulty, it's erratic!†   (source)
  • Her eyes were riveted on it, her lips parted, her breath erratic.†   (source)
  • Her breath grew erratic and loud and her body grew heavier against him.†   (source)
  • He was thick-tongued, erratic, obviously bombed.†   (source)
  • The horse had an erratic disposition but was noted for his speed and wind.†   (source)
  • His breathing erratic, the killer let the gun fall.†   (source)
  • The pause was long, the breathing erratic over the line.†   (source)
  • I skimmed down a few paragraphs, my heart beating erratically.†   (source)
  • Alex took a deep breath, his breathing still erratic.†   (source)
  • My uneven breathing and erratic heartbeat drowned out my sister's protests.†   (source)
  • The beams were erratically piercing everywhere!†   (source)
  • He described his boss as being disoriented and erratic.†   (source)
  • His earnings were as erratic as his presence, and he needed no prompting to earn even less.†   (source)
  • The gravity varies, sometimes erratically.†   (source)
  • If the signal strength is erratic, do not change stations.†   (source)
  • The steamer office was famous for its erratic hours.†   (source)
  • That strain is bound to make him behave, well, erratically—you know what I mean?†   (source)
  • On the edge of town he began to encounter traffic, heavier than usual and extraordinarily erratic.†   (source)
  • The other apparently didn't, possibly because Annie's erratic milking habits had already dried her up.†   (source)
  • Filming in the erratic style of an amateur home video, the camera now panned up to the periphery of the room to reveal a small group of men observing the initiate.†   (source)
  • Bus service was erratic and seemed to go nowhere, but the Federal Government had forced a highway or two through the swamps, thus giving the citizens an opportunity for free egress.†   (source)
  • He and Farmer talked about Joe's regular doctor, whom Joe liked, and about the fact that Joe had taken antiretroviral medicines for his HIV, but only erratically, Joe confessed, and Farmer explained that he might well have acquired resistance to some of those drugs and probably shouldn't risk taking others until he found himself in a position to take them faithfully.†   (source)
  • Calpurnia was sitting in a haughty dignity that appeared on state occasions, and with it appeared erratic grammar.†   (source)
  • Casual, but with the unease of a parent wondering if an erratic teenager is really going to be okay taking the car out.†   (source)
  • Sitting at the breakfast table, with everything looking so clean and bright and normal—the chipped blue mugs full of coffee, the erratic beeping of the microwave (one of the few electronic devices, besides the lights, Carol actually allows us to use)—makes yesterday seem like a long, strange dream.†   (source)
  • It was something he had been irritated to find he could generate in the Misery books almost at will but in his mainstream fiction erratically or not at all.†   (source)
  • Actually, I'm not sure why you were friends with her in the first place; she always seemed a bit erratic to me.†   (source)
  • Because of my weak spelling I was enrolled in an extra, remedial course, which was marginally insulting, and—also because of my spelling, and my often erratic performance when I was called upon in the classroom—I was asked to see the school psychiatrist once a week.†   (source)
  • The headlights turned in an erratic arc away from me, and then I heard the engine laboriously recede into the distance, and I continued to listen until not only had it ceased but my memory of how it sounded had also ceased.†   (source)
  • Erratic.†   (source)
  • It didn't matter that my body was rigid as a plank, my hands balled into fists, my breathing erratic… He chuckled darkly, and leaned away.†   (source)
  • Boris was the only person I'd told, in Vegas, how my mother had died — information that to his credit he'd accepted with aplomb; his own life had been so erratic and violent that he didn't seem all that shocked by the story.†   (source)
  • I don't know what to say or do around the erratic part of him, and it is here, bubbling just beneath the surface of what he does, just like the cruel part of me.†   (source)
  • …or constant fatigue obsessive thoughts and actions
    paranoia; insecurity
    difficulty breathing
    pain in the chest, throat, or stomach
    difficulty swallowing; refusal to eat
    complete breakdown of rational faculties; erratic behavior; violent
    thoughts and fantasies; hallucinations and delusions
    emotional or physical paralysis (partial or total) death
    If you fear that you or someone you know may have contracted deliria, please call the…†   (source)
  • During the time I was with him, Phineas created an atmosphere in which I continued now to live, a way of sizing up the world with erratic and entirely personal reservations, letting its rocklike facts sift through and be accepted only a little at a time, only as much as he could assimilate without a sense of chaos and loss.†   (source)
  • — for there was no flim-flam, no excuse, no pre-emptive line with which to meet such a catastrophe; and when I got on my knees and reached under the bed to put my hands on the pillowcase (as I did, blindly and at erratic interludes, to make sure it was still there) it was a quick feint and drop like grabbing at a too-hot microwave dinner.†   (source)
  • The beeping of the monitor jumped around erratically — now he wasn't the only one who could hear my heart misbehave.†   (source)
  • I haven't written it from memory: that blank notebook my English teacher gave me all those years ago was the first of a series, and the start of an erratic if lifelong habit from age thirteen on, beginning with a series of formal yet curiously intimate letters to my mother: long, obsessive, homesick letters which have the tone of being written to a mother alive and anxiously waiting for news of me, letters describing where I was "staying" (never living) and the people I was "staying…†   (source)
  • Somewhat erratically —I was dying for a drink; it had been foolish of me not to stop at the bar on the way over — I explained.†   (source)
  • He was speaking very fast and erratically, so fast he could barely get the words out, and his eyes were flat and staring.†   (source)
  • …didn't play with me or talk to me a lot when he was at home; in fact, he was seldom home at all until after my bedtime, and some days — paydays, especially, every other Friday—he didn't come clattering in until three or four in the morning: banging the door, dropping his briefcase, crashing and bumping around so erratically that sometimes I bolted awake in terror, staring at the glow-in-the-dark planetarium stars on the ceiling and wondering if a killer had broken into the apartment.†   (source)
  • The show was complicated to find, and as we wandered the busy galleries (weaving in and out of crowds, turning right, turning left, backtracking through labyrinths of confusing signage and layout) large gloomy reproductions of The Anatomy Lesson appeared erratically and at unexpected junctures, baleful signposts, the same old corpse with the flayed arm, red arrows beneath: operating theater, this way.†   (source)
  • When they reached the weathered boardwalk that covered the beach, Roran halted and stared out at the ocean, which was gray from low clouds and dotted with whitecaps from erratic wind.†   (source)
  • My mother was an erratic defroster.†   (source)
  • Requiring that its human competitors straddle erratic animals moving in dense groups at extremely high speed, race riding in the 1930s, as today, was fraught with extreme danger.†   (source)
  • A huge, dark shape wobbled erratically on the other side of the glass, lurching toward me like it was going to smash right through.†   (source)
  • And what I can give you is erratic, because you'd have to work around my schedule, which varies wildly.†   (source)
  • The trees had been cleared where a gravel path led down the hill to the city—it was lined with witchlight torches, but only a few were burning, their light dim and erratic.†   (source)
  • Nothing remained of the fountain except for a low pile of rubble from which water spurted at erratic intervals.†   (source)
  • Most people put off my mother's erratic behavior to the fact that she was a writer, as if that explained everything.†   (source)
  • Miles had a cold, he always had a cold, it went unnoticed, went without saying, he had coughing jags and slightly woozy eyes, completely unremarked by people who knew him—it was part of the irregular life, the general unhealth, half meals and travel and erratic sleep.†   (source)
  • Miles drove erratically, smashing the accelerator and slamming on the brakes, as if testing how hard he could push the car before one or the other ceased to work.†   (source)
  • Liang was visibly shaken, breathing erratically, deeply, as he repeatedly pressed his finger against the elevator button.†   (source)
  • You could now go some thirty miles to the south or south-west before you came to Wild Country — that is to say parts where the chance of breeding true was less than fifty per cent. After that, everything grew more erratic across a belt which was ten miles wide in some places and up to twenty in others, until you came to the mysterious Fringes where nothing was dependable, and where, to quote my father, 'the Devil struts his wide estates, and the laws of God are mocked.†   (source)
  • Become erratic, stutter, t-t-tock.†   (source)
  • All along Dewey had argued that the mattress box had been placed on the floor for the comfort of Mr. Clutter, and taking heed of similar hints, other fragmentary indications of ironic, erratic compassion, the detective had conjectured that at least one of the killers was not altogether uncharitable.†   (source)
  • Some of the short PWM cables connecting the joystick to the ROV controller had been damaged and caused the robot to behave erratically during its pool test.†   (source)
  • The other players included Ira's brothers Kenny and Vernon, the White brothers Harry and Mark, and a murky, erratic character named Henry Setoyant.†   (source)
  • As the winds Bernoullied across the chimney pipes they made the flames erratic, and shadows flew about the walls and ceiling like mystically quick fleets of immense black birds.†   (source)
  • Erratic but hard.†   (source)
  • "So when's school start up again?" he asked after a man whose name I didn't catch finally got up and left, having rehashed the entire last four seasons of the NFL complete with erratic hand gestures.†   (source)
  • At first he couldn't place what, and he thought it might be the dust or his erratic vision, but then he remembered the Dry Bean.†   (source)
  • It hadn't happened to me yet, this swirling mass of emotions that made all the women around me behave so erratically.†   (source)
  • The streets were crowded, automobiles and pedestrians vying for supremacy at every intersection, the red and green signals erratic and interminable.†   (source)
  • He started down only to find that the serpentine reeds were like fish nets, stalks woven together by years of erratic winds.†   (source)
  • She stood motionless, looking at him, her face pale and frightened, her breathing erratic, an audible mixture of fear and anger.†   (source)
  • The fuel truck exploded, sending erratic pillows of fire pulsating into the sky as deadly shards of twisted metal pierced the space above and to the sides of the flaming vehicle.†   (source)
  • The mall was clearing out now that it was prime time, and I tossed my cup and was heading back to the store when I saw the little mall golf cart heading erratically my way.†   (source)
  • From inside came the sound of erratic gunfire, sudden bursts accompanied by screams of panic, followed by additional bursts.†   (source)
  • The closer he came to the last corner, the more he became aware of the undulating, erratic sounds from apparently different directions.†   (source)
  • No rhythm, just erratic.†   (source)
  • They walked rapidly within the erratic ebb and flow of the crowds until they reached the boulevard Malesherbes ten blocks away, and another telephone booth, this with a different exchange from the first.†   (source)
  • Well, chap, our buns could be in a collective sling, if you know what I mean-and your so vital but erratic telephone service does depend on a degree of Crown intervention, if you also know what I mean.†   (source)
  • She was at least three hundred feet away, but Bourne felt he could almost hear the erratic gasping for breath that accompanied the hesitant movements of the once regal figure stepping forward in the sunlight.†   (source)
  • "Sometimes simplicity backed by authority is best in deception," observed Krupkin as the Citroën was maneuvered between the sparse, erratic traffic across the wide avenue to the entrance of the white-stone apartment complex.†   (source)
  • He woke up slowly, cautiously, the noise of the traffic in the streets below pounding up to his window, the metallic horns like the erratic cawing of angry crows amid the irregular bursts of angry engines, full bore one moment, abrupt quiet the next.†   (source)
  • Pitchmen yelled above the din, nasally hawking their wares in monotonic harangues while erratic explosions in the sky lit up the darkness, sending sprays of myriad fireworks cascading over a small adjacent black lake.†   (source)
  • Forcibly, their charge in a sweating, erratically breathing trance, the five men walked rapidly to the front of the restaurant; there the uncontrollable hysteria again seized the Chameleon.†   (source)
  • It was a hot day, and as usual the air conditioning was only barely and erratically adequate, so General Grigorie Rodchenko permitted himself a privilege of rank: his collar was open.†   (source)
  • Flanking the procession were four drummers, two on each side, their snare drums snapping out the slow cadence of the death march, erratically out of sequence because of the unexpected rocks and the unseen flat grave markers in the darkness of the bordering grass.†   (source)
  • Then, from among the demigods were fifty chosen, still struggling to discipline erratic Attributes, eager to strengthen Aspect and gain merit through battle.†   (source)
  • Star had set course for me when we left the road but it was up to me to hold it; her bump of direction was erratic and Rufo's no better.†   (source)
  • My heart went into a bumping erratic trot when Nathan, after perhaps an hour and a half, hustled in out of the night, brow bedewed with sweat, and sprawled down opposite me next to Sophie.†   (source)
  • We risked our necks not once but twice on the Loop-the-Loop and dizzied ourselves on a fearful contraption called The Snapper, whose iron arm flung the three of us out into space in a gondola, where we spun around in erratic orbits, screaming.†   (source)
  • Therefore, although Nathan's remark was doubly infuriating at the time, piling, as I thought, imbecility on plain viciousness, I realize now how weirdly prescient it really was, how typical it was of that erratic, daft, tormented, but keenly honed and magisterial intelligence I was to get to know and find myself too often pitted against.†   (source)
  • Gazing out dully at the stroboscopic dazzle-and-dark of the subway tunnel lights streaking past, I felt the combined pain like an immense and oppressive weight thrusting down directly on my shoulders, so heavy that it somehow actually compressed my lungs and made my breath come in harsh erratic gasps.†   (source)
  • This is not to say that a Southern cabdriver, unaccustomed to tips or at any rate accustomed to receiving few tips and those erratically, might not have felt a little stung; yet however violently he might have bristled inwardly, he would have kept his peace.†   (source)
  • It hit the street and bounded back and forth with that peculiarly erratic bounce a football has.†   (source)
  • " My strange teacher, for he certainly was teaching, said further, "Erratic is nothing.†   (source)
  • When Jimmy came out of his scare, having carried himself unmoved and cynical all along and taken his father's sharp, erratic wallops, given by his undershirted arm, without shrinking, he was indignant that Deever's had made a profit on us.†   (source)
  • Against the dewgray--earth and the dark bands of trees fireflies drifted and faded, erratic and random.†   (source)
  • Being near them, hearing the erratic spatter of their voices, yielding to their flickering moods was like basking in a hectic familiar oblivion.†   (source)
  • He became nervous, highly excited, and erratic in teamplay, but he spent hours alone with another boy, or, after the midday meal, with Ben, passing a ball back and forth.†   (source)
  • The procession moved off sedately in King Pellinore's direction, following his erratic course by the fresh tracks in the snow.†   (source)
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