Definitions

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  • adv. At an occasional, infrequent, or irregular frequency

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a sporadic manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a sporadic manner; separately; singly; dispersedly.

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

  • adv. in a sporadic manner

Etymologies

sporadic +‎ -ally (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I only win sporadically in the pools, because I always pick the University of Arizona to go all the way.

    Beware the Ides of March...

  • The casual viewer is somebody who tunes in sporadically and expects to be able to catch up with next to no effort.

    The Tail Section » Decoding the Lost Decline… A.K.A More free market research for ABC

  • The line coursed in sporadically, and Sasha, among a group of twenty or thirty, reached the building's first section.

    Tell Them, Please Tell Them

  • OH you have thrown in the lingo sporadically but the things in between are the real Michelle and because of that it takes back any of the good you have tried to say.

    Theodore's World

  • After that, he called sporadically, usually late at night, to tell her what he’d bought for her and the kids.

    Unveiled

  • After his departure, I became disenchanted and have only purchased the title sporadically since then.

    Tomb Raider #47 | Kung Fu Rodeo

  • "sporadically" - the last time they crossed paths, she said, was at a talk he gave at Howard

    NYT > Home Page

  • A DSS internal investigation concluded that half the counties in a 21-county survey were not routinely providing voter registration to DSS clients, that five of the remaining ten provided them only "sporadically;" and that one did not provide them at all.

    Demos: A Win For Low Income Voters' Rights In Missouri

  • Basically our internet works sporadically, meaning it works for five minutes and doesn't work for five days.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • When pressed by The News Thursday, aides to the Republican presidential hopeful conceded that Nathan got police protection "sporadically" before December 2000 - the previously acknowledged beginning of her taxpayer-funded detail.

    12/07/2007

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