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Sample sentences for the GRE study word erratic

erratic can be used as a adj

1.Slowly she swung from her course, circling back toward us in an erratic and pitiful manner. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
2.The incompatibility of aquacity with the erratic originality of genius. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
3.With cheerful alacrity he dodged the stones flung after him with friendly, erratic aim by the girl upon whom, yesterday afternoon, he had come to make a social call. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
4."And now," said he, "it really would be a good thing that we should all go over the house together and make certain that this rather erratic burglar did not, after all, carry anything away with him.. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
5.observation, understanding Th' erratic starres heark'ning harmony, With soundes full of heav'nly melody. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
6.She made the sombre crowd cheerful by her erratic and glistening ray, even as a bird of bright plumage illuminates a whole tree of dusky foliage by darting to and fro, half seen and half concealed amid the twilight of the clustering leaves. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
7.In De Quincey the romantic element is even more strongly developed than in Lamb, not only in his critical work, but also in his erratic and imaginative life. - from English Literature by William J. Long
8.Henry V--whose erratic yet vigorous life, as depicted by Shakespeare, was typical of the life of his times--first let Europe feel the might of the new national spirit. - from English Literature by William J. Long
9.After a year of vagrancy and starvation he was found by his family and allowed to go to Oxford, where his career was marked by the most brilliant and erratic scholarship. - from English Literature by William J. Long

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