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intermittent
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
stopping and starting — especially at irregular intervals
  • The music had died down as the ceremony began and now a long cheer floated in at the window, followed by intermittent cries of "Yea — ea — ea!" and finally by a burst of jazz as the dancing began.
    p. 128.2
  • The prolonged and tumultuous argument that ended by herding us into that room eludes me, though I have a sharp physical memory that, in the course of it, my underwear kept climbing like a damp snake around my legs and intermittent beads of sweat raced cool across my back.
    p. 126.3

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