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Sample sentences for the GRE study word intermittent

intermittent can be used as a adj

1.His breath had become intermittent a little rattling interrupted it. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
2.Then, in the intermittent darknesses, I saw the moon spinning swiftly through her quarters from new to full, and had a faint glimpse of the circling stars. - from The Time Machine by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
3.And very faint now, but very distinct through the hot, quiet air, one heard the whirr of a machine-gun that was presently stilled, and an intermittent cracking of rifles. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
4.For some minutes I lay there in the rain and darkness watching, by the intermittent light, these monstrous beings of metal moving about in the distance over the hedge tops. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
5.At any rate, as the dusk came on a slow, intermittent movement upon the sand pits began, a movement that seemed to gather force as the stillness of the evening about the cylinder remained unbroken. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
6.What limitations of activity and inhibitions of conjugal rights were perceived by listener and narrator concerning themselves during the course of this intermittent and increasingly more laconic narratio. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
7.The intermittent gleams from the air-holes only appeared at very long intervals, and were so wan that the full sunlight seemed like the light of the moon all the rest was mist, miasma, opaqueness, blackness. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
8.This twilight, sufficient to enable a person to see his way, intermittent on account of the clouds, resembled the sort of livid light which falls through an air-hole in a cellar, before which the passersby come and go. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
9.Meanwhile still more projectiles, now with the swift sinister whistle of a cannon ball, now with the agreeable intermittent whistle of a shell, flew over people's heads incessantly, but not one fell close by, they all flew over. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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