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Definition irregular or unpredictable
  • She was furious, and when she was furious Calpurnia's grammar became erratic.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
erratic = irregular
  • He walked erratically, as if his right legs were shorter than his left legs.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • erratically = in an irregular manner
  • Bad in that nervous armed men did erratic things, and were thus hard to predict.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • His expressive features kindled up, as he recognized the spot where this trifling incident of his erratic life had chanced.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • The cops said he was driving erratically.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Some erratic impulse prompted Ethan to say: "How'd you like me to take you down now?"
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • The perceptions come without warnings or explanations, erratic as lightning.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Worsening Kate's mood, if that was possible, was a distant, irritating beeping sound, the erratic honking of a faraway horn.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • "This thing I do, it's faulty, it's erratic!
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Between the third and fourth day, my mood jumped back and forth erratically from wild exhilaration to gloomy apprehension.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • His hands shook and his behavior was erratic.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Her tapping speeded up and its beat became erratic and nervous.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • It doesn't add, "Shields was passed over because of unanswered questions about his expense account" or "his erratic behavior at the company picnic.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • With a forefinger he attempted to check the erratic movement of his bad eye, but to no avail; it continued.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Being near them, hearing the erratic spatter of their voices, yielding to their flickering moods was like basking in a hectic familiar oblivion.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • His behavior had turned weird, erratic.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • The captain had been acting very erratic since his mysterious phone call.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He has not yet lost the habits of his erratic life; the traditions of his fathers and his passion for the chase are still alive within him.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Their nervous systems are affected so that they become erratic and unpredictable, and they lose the protection of a sense of fear.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • After throwing three erratic pitches to Baltazar, his coach decided to relieve him at the mound.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game

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