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  • adv. In an interrupted manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With breaks or interruptions; discontinuously.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With breaks or interruptions.


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  • MY DEAR FRIEND: Solicitous and anxious as I have ever been to form your heart, your mind, and your manners, and to bring you as near perfection as the imperfection of our natures will allow, I have exhausted, in the course of our correspondence, all that my own mind could suggest, and have borrowed from others whatever I thought could be useful to you; but this has necessarily been interruptedly and by snatches.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • Wylder was talking to me on the door steps after dinner, having in a rather sulky way swallowed more than his usual modicum of Madeira, and his remarks were delivered interruptedly — two or three puffs of his cigar interposed between each sentence.

    Wylder's Hand

  • The rest I must relate, not as it then reached my ears, which was too imperfectly and interruptedly to supply a connected narrative, but as it was afterwards told me by other people.

    The Room in the Dragon Volant

  • Lying upon his bed in the bungalow chamber, looking out over the hills and meadows, gorgeous in autumn tints, Drew began slowly, interruptedly to be sure, but perceptibly, to gain strength.

    Joyce of the North Woods

  • It extends from a good way to the northward of Paraiba to Olinda, where it sinks under water, and then rises abruptly at Recife, and runs on to Cape St. Augustine, where it is interrupted by the bold granite head, that shoots through it into the ocean: it then reappears, and continues, interruptedly, towards the south.

    Journal of a Voyage to Brazil And Residence There During Part of the Years 1821, 1822, 1823

  • = -- This term is here used in the same sense as in ordinary descriptive botany, as when an "interruptedly pinnate" leaf is spoken of.

    Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants

  • Reply Obj. 4: One may pray continually, either through having a continual desire, as stated above; or through praying at certain fixed times, though interruptedly; or by reason of the effect, whether in the person who prays -- because he remains more devout even after praying, or in some other person -- as when by his kindness a man incites another to pray for him, even after he himself has ceased praying.

    Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province

  • First, independent of hernial formation, the original serous tube may become interruptedly obliterated, as in Plate 40, Fig. 2.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • When she is bad she is extremely bad, and sometimes she is interruptedly bad for a whole evening.

    The Théâtre Francais

  • He struggled for some years longer against a series of painful attacks each of which left him decidedly weaker, until a final attack that lasted almost interruptedly for nearly four years, caused his death.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux


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