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intermittent
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
stopping and starting — especially at irregular intervals
  • A tub and a clothes-horse at the other end of the kitchen indicated an intermittent wash of small things also going on.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (18% in)
  • Considered as a demise, old Featherstone's death assumed a merely legal aspect, so that Mr. Vincy could tap his snuff-box over it and be jovial, without even an intermittent affectation of solemnity; and Mr. Vincy hated both solemnity and affectation.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (81% in)

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