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.
Recent Examples of intermittent from the Web
And so things have stood, uncomfortably and with intermittent violence, until now.
What comes next Through this afternoon and evening, steady rain is likely in some areas, while some places — particularly south of Fairfax County — see more intermittent showers.
San Diego’s coastal areas will be in the 70s, and possibly low 80s, due to an intermittent sea breeze.
Under Medicare, home health care services are available to older adults who are homebound and need intermittent skilled care from a nurse, a physical therapist or a speech therapist, among other medical providers.
By the time Powell encountered the Indians in 1868, say the Fowlers, the tribes had had only intermittent contact with whites over the past century.
Explanations for the Wow! signal have ranged from intermittent natural phenomena to secret spy satellites, to, yes, aliens.
Libya’s output capacity has atrophied after six years of intermittent fighting that led most foreign oil workers to stay clear of the place.
Trump's executive orders calling for the elimination of Obama's Clean Power Plan and of a rule protecting small and intermittent waterways rank as the highest-profile moves.
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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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