Examples of fitful in a Sentence
He had a few fitful hours of sleep.
Several fitful attempts at negotiation have failed.
Recent Examples of fitful from the Web
In that climate, Erdogan has drawn closer to Iran, particularly in the fitful project to broker some sort of truce in Syria.
So Congress watchers have for months been looking for signs of progress in the fitful negotiations on what might be America’s thorniest domestic political issue.
But in France fitful stabs at liberalisation that began in the mid-1990s were defeated or watered down by the left.
O’Riordan seemed to possess a supernatural quality and fitful, rebel spirit.
At 3:30 in the morning, after a fitful nap that never entered deep sleep, Glennie awoke to the sight of one of the little men on the other side of her bedroom window.
Tuesday’s announcement marks the third time in five months that the drug safety agency has allowed a gene therapy — a form of treatment with a long and fitful safety history — on the U.S. market.
In recent years, the Moro Front has been engaged in fitful peace negotiations with the government.
Now, after a fitful night and a morning spent furiously juggling 15 foster cases, Rachael Stark is splashed with coffee and running late for a meeting when her phone rings with yet another request.
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First Known Use of fitful
Synonym Discussion of fitful
- fitful sleep
- spasmodic growth
- convulsive shocks
FITFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fitful for English Language Learners
: not regular or steady
FITFUL Defined for Kids
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