at intervals

idiom

1
: with an amount of space in between
There are signs at regular intervals along the outside wall.
The chairs were placed at intervals of two feet.
2
: with an amount of time in between
It recurs at (regular) intervals of every six months.

Examples of at intervals in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not far off, a small crowd of supporters including some family members applauded and cheered at intervals. Ron Elving, NPR, 2 June 2024 The supports for the house are ancient tree trunks that stand at intervals throughout, like a strange branchless forest. Clare Beams, Peoplemag, 7 Apr. 2024 Along the route, repeaters are installed at intervals to amplify the optical signal and ensure data can travel long distances without degradation. Robin Chataut, The Conversation, 1 Apr. 2024 Its mode of confrontation, however, would perfectly suit a gallery exhibit where people pass through at intervals and decide how much patience to grant the work. Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 9 Feb. 2024 Another invisible presence, Death, in all its awful glory, inhabits each of their bodies at intervals, making disclosures and promising, as the tense night rolls forward, to claim a tribute. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2023 Mike DeWine has been good to his word, sending the Ohio Highway Patrol back into Cleveland at intervals to stem the crime wave. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 29 Aug. 2023 Mike DeWine has been good to his word, sending the Ohio Highway Patrol back into Cleveland at intervals to stem the crime wave born of easy car thefts and access to guns. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 29 Aug. 2023 Audiences also appear enchanted by a clownish-looking oversize mallet and wedge Hightower uses at intervals. Lauren Larson, Men's Health, 25 July 2023

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“At intervals.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20intervals. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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