Examples of intermittent in a Sentence
Decades of intermittent but recurring controversies with imperial authorities, and the lodestar of the glorious Revolution, disposed Americans to continue to believe that representation existed, first and foremost, to protect the rights of their communities against the abuse of executive power. —Jack N. Rakove, Original Meanings, 1996
Bronchodilators continue to play an important role in asthma treatment, especially for people who have relatively mild or intermittent attacks. —Stephen Hoffmann, Harvard Medical School Health Letter, June 1991
In the intermittent light he could make out the shape of a solitary oak tree, spreading great arms from its short tremendous trunk. —Susan Cooper, The Dark is Rising, (1973) 1999
The patient was having intermittent pains in his side.
The forecast is for intermittent rain.
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Now, along with intermittent updates on movements of the attackers, the network also broadcast music and entertainment in local languages and in French.
Trump’s executive orders calling for the elimination of Obama’s Clean Power Plan and a rule protecting small and intermittent waterways rank as the highest-profile moves.
Bethel's complete-game outing, along with a pair of RBIs off Kyle Dear's bat, lifted the host Falcons to a 2-0 victory over the Redskins a contest that lasted 1 hour, 21 minutes in an intermittent drizzle.
Remembering and honoring were key themes for the hundreds who braved overcast skies — and an intermittent drizzle — to salute Marylanders who have been killed during military service.
The guy who is blowing his horn and purposely trying to cut you off in traffic could be someone with intermittent explosive disorder, who can blow up at minor provocations, according to psychologists.
Adding intermittent villainy, Uncle Anthony’s rabid ex-girlfriend (Rory Patterson) has homicidal claws out for Harry.
They were built during the 17th century, when intermittent wars often made streets too treacherous to walk.
Praised for over a decade as one of the smartest, most idiosyncratic webcomics to grace the digital space, Chris Onstad’s Achewood has operated on an intermittent schedule since the creator announced an indefinite hiatus in March of 2011.
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INTERMITTENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intermittent for English Language Learners
: starting, stopping, and starting again : not constant or steady
INTERMITTENT Defined for Kids
Definition of intermittent for Students
: starting, stopping, and starting again intermittent rain
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