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Not regularly or continuously; intermittently:‘he slept fitfully’
intermittently, sporadically, spasmodically, irregularly, patchily, discontinuously, erratically, by fits and starts, in fits and starts, in snatchesvariably, unevenly, disconnectedly, unsteadily, on and off, off and onView synonyms
- ‘I had thought earlier that I might be able to get to sleep, but after 2 hours of trying fitfully, I am giving in.’
- ‘He is blessed as an autobiographer with an outstandingly strange and only fitfully happy childhood.’
- ‘I had also been sleeping fitfully and dreaming about the race all night.’
- ‘The engine didn't so much pull as tug fitfully at the wheels.’
- ‘But they remain startlingly original, if only fitfully funny.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.