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not frequent; i.e., not occurring at regular short intervals
  • And at infrequent times he perceived the comedy of life; relaxed for a gorgeous hour from the intensity wearing to his admirers.
    Chapter 8 (21% in)
  • There was a suspicion in Elk Mills—now, in 1897, a dowdy red-brick village, smelling of apples—that this brown-leather adjustable seat which Doc Vickerson used for minor operations, for the infrequent pulling of teeth and for highly frequent naps, had begun life as a barber's chair.
    Chapter 1 (12% in)
  • He blurted that they must be going— Leora really had to be back— The trolleys ran infrequently after midnight and they walked to the hospital through hollow and sounding streets.
    Chapter 7 (75% in)
  • Skittering through a garage alley they came out on the mass of Zenith General Hospital, a block long, five stories of bleak windows with infrequent dim blotches of light.
    Chapter 7 (76% in)
  • He beamed on his loving students and cried: "Gentlemen, the trouble with too many doctors, even those splendid old pioneer war-horses who through mud and storm, through winter's chill blast and August's untempered heat, go bringing cheer and surcease from pain to the world's humblest, yet even these old Nestors not so infrequently settle down in a rut and never shake themselves loose.
    Chapter 8 (26% in)
  • With quick hands, and one-tenth of his brain, he made blood counts, did urinalyses and Wassermanns and infrequent necropsies, and all the while he was dead, in a whitetiled coffin.
    Chapter 25 (19% in)

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