intermittently love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Stopping or starting at intervals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With intermissions; in an intermittent manner; intermittingly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an intermittent manner; by alternate stops and starts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an intermittent manner

Etymologies

intermittent +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In my experience it is easier to read over mistakes on the computer screen, especially since I have been staring at these word intermittently for nearly a year, and I want to eliminate as many mistakes in the manuscript as my sore eyes can catch.

    I am the Lorax who speaks for the trees . . . «

  • The day was cloudy and it was sprinkling rain intermittently.

    May 2004

  • At last, though, he was forced to admit that children would not have run so far, and he circled back toward the cabin, still calling intermittently, in hoarse, strangled croaks.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • It uplifts its voice about two hours before sunset and continues calling intermittently until some time after sunrise.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • From the first voyage of Cartier onwards, Canada was called intermittently New France, and its possibilities were not lost sight of by a few intelligent Frenchmen on account of the fur trade.

    Pioneers in Canada

  • Well, if you've been a cop for more than five minutes you have a plethora of options: a tail light or license plate light out (or working only "intermittently"), the driver having drifted over the broken white line (a DUI?), or having driven three miles an hour over the limit, or six miles an hour under ...

    Norm Stamper: Arizona's Immigration Law: Is Karl 'Turd Blossom' Rove Naive or Disengenuous About it?

  • Massey said it injected slurry " intermittently " in the 1970s and 1980s at the Rawl processing facility but had permits.

    Residents, Coal Firm Negotiate

  • Cairn Energy PLC said it found oil "intermittently" in a 400-meter (1,300-foot) section of the Alpha-1S1 well which has now gone 4,358 meters deep.

    Scottish Driller Finds Oil Off Greenland

  • Nevertheless, the GRoWI figure is still considered an underestimate, especially for the Neotropics and for certain wetland types (such as intermittently flooded inland wetlands, peatlands, artificial wetlands, seagrasses, and coastal flats) where data were incomplete or not readily accessible.

    Ecosystems and Human Well-being~ Wetlands and Water~ Wetlands and Water~ Ecosystems and Human Well-being

  • Somewhat diffidently, in the preface to the memoir, he admitted to drawing on diaries and notes he had kept 'intermittently' over the years but chided himself for not keeping them 'more faithfully.'

    The Adventures of Arthur

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