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Definition not frequent; i.e., not occurring at regular short intervals
  • I talk to my sister infrequently on the phone, usually at odd hours, and I seldom visit.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • Jacques and I saw each other only very infrequently, and always in the most secret of settings... under the protection of the Priory.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He hung to life by a decayed filament, a corpse lit by infrequent flares of consciousness.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • In the last hundred years, it had been used only infrequently.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • The big infrequent drops of rain lanced down and splashed on the road, and as the truck moved along, the drops became smaller and closer.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • It was gravel on rock bottom, tortuous, but open, with infrequent and shallow downward steps.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
  • The expression on his soft, round Oriental face, however, showed that such intrusions were not infrequent, only unnerving.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • I thought of her infrequently.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Not infrequently is health itself destroyed by over-stimulating the mind.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Gradually, their visits became shorter and more infrequent.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • The families of the men who had been in the ill-starred Klan foray did call first, but called with obvious infrequency thereafter.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Miss Stackpole gave one of her infrequent laughs.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • I imagine these infrequent meetings satisfied my father, Personally, I hadn't the least antipathy to him, only a little sadness of heart.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • She scarcely existed; her letters had become dull and infrequent; she had no wants and no curiosity.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • The gentle Anne makes infrequent appearances, and she's not about to let herself be shoved out the door so soon after she's arrived.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Those big blue eyes and the luminous, infrequent smiles reminded her of someone she couldn't name.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • The only thing his parents had during those times were letters, which were infrequent at best.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • And why did she write so infrequently?
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Then the wife who had been so charming and ready to smile changed into a silent shadow that played infrequently along the walls.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The sobs became more and more infrequent, and at last ceased.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd'nhead Wilson

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