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sporadic

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Definition recurring irregularly
  • I had seen Mom only sporadically since then, and she'd never met John nor been to the old country farmhouse we'd bought the year before.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • Since the funeral, she'd kept in sporadic contact with Jeb, calling every now and then to see how he was doing.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • The distant boom of artillery switched from its sporadic night rhythm to the purposeful daylight pounding.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • My sporadic journal of those years is full of them.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • The war in Israel continued sporadically, especially in the Negev.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Fines on businesses and raids by immigration enforcement agents have gone from sporadic to virtually nil.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • His figure is illuminated by the headlights of the car as he walks away from the vehicle, sporadically kicking at the ground and cursing obscenities.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • He wrote home sporadically.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • They had lingered at the edges of the parking lot while the cars arrived sporadically during the half hour before the wedding was scheduled to begin.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • Over and over I tried to force the nebulous shield outside of myself, with only faint, sporadic success.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • The spring weather was still sporadic—cold and dismal one day, perfectly warm the next.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • It drizzled sporadically for the entire time we were in London but when the sun peeped out it was gloriously beautiful.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • Abee could see Ted's jaw muscles clenching in sporadic rhythm, his finger stroking the Glock trigger.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • Although the castle was property of the Vatican, it was used only sporadically, and Bernini had made numerous renovations to it over the years.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • She put her hands on my shoulders, holding me in place, her fingers flexing sporadically to emphasize her words.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • That month, the Bird's presence at Naoetsu became sporadic.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Amy and I had sex sporadically enough it was possible.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Before that, your effort was sporadic at best.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Over the course of the next few years Esteban Trueba kept abreast of the black sheep of the family through Blan-ca s sporadic correspondence with him.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Unlike Thomas, who seemed to have an awareness of both worlds at all times, her and Monique's connection was apparently sporadic and depended on Thomas.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue

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