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  • n. The state of being sporadic or intermittent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Act or state of intermitting; intermission.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or condition of being intermittent; intermitting character or quality: as, the intermittence of a fever, or of a spring.

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

  • n. the quality of being intermittent; subject to interruption or periodic stopping


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  • But Marilynne Robinson, whose last (and first) novel, "Housekeeping," appeared in 1981, seems to have the kind of sensibility that is sanguine about intermittence.

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  • Consequently Christian writers now emphasized the regularity of the super - natural decrees and at other times their intermittence.


  • Later on, when the fever dwindles to chronic intermittence, it will no longer be contagious.

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