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fitful

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfitfulfit‧ful /ˈfΙͺtfΙ™l/ adjective πŸ”Š πŸ”Š SHORT TIMEnot regular, and starting and stopping often πŸ”Š John awoke from a fitful sleep. πŸ”Š The peace talks only seem to be making fitful progress. β€”fitfully adverb πŸ”Š She slept fitfully.
Examples from the Corpus
fitfulβ€’ It smeared the faces of the men in the room, fighting a losing, fitful battle with the shadows.β€’ They passed into the fitful darkness of the dock cavern.β€’ He enters his home and passes a fitful night.β€’ Encased in iron lungs, tortured victims vainly chased slumber through long, fitful nights.β€’ You can not, in a post-industrial nation, make more than fitful sense of an early Victorian doctrine of class-war.β€’ He finally fell into a fitful sleep.β€’ It wasn't until dawn that she finally drifted off into an all too brief and fitful sleep.fitful sleepβ€’ It wasn't until dawn that she finally drifted off into an all too brief and fitful sleep.β€’ Thunder woke her out of a fitful sleep.
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