fitfully fitfully  /ˈfɪt fə li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a fitful manner

Usage(s):

  1. Made for Each Other is the fitfully funny chronicle of their perhaps inevitable love affair.
  2. They said Cho usually slept fitfully and with the lights on.
  3. Something About a Soldier, by Ernest Kinoy, proved fitfully amusing, fitfully poignant, and fitfully provocative.

News

  1. Obama relying on untested oversight board on NSA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The obscure oversight board that President Barack Obama wants to scrutinize the National Security Agency's secret surveillance system is little known for good reason. The U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has operated fitfully during its eight years of low-profile existence, stymied by congressional infighting and, at times, censorship by government lawyers ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Waiting for word from Bernanke, stocks move higher

    In this Monday, June 10, 2013 photo, trader Edward Landi check a screen in a booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets traded fitfully Tuesday June 18, 2013 as investors watched for signs of a possible change in U.S. stimulus efforts by the Federal Reserve.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Washington Examiner

  3. World stock markets mixed ahead of US Fed meeting

    TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets traded fitfully Tuesday as investors watched for signs of a possible change in U.S. stimulus efforts by the Federal Reserve.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Success will emerge slowly and fitfully with reverses as well as advances. Inevitably there will be tough fighting, more tough days and more tough weeks, but fewer of them, inshallah (God willing)," Petraeus said.
    on Dec 29, 2007 By: David Petraeus Source: Reuters

  2. Mahavira said: "If one undertakes retrospection of the day's events, one must do it regularly at the appointed hour, not fitfully, not doing it today, neglecting to do it tomorrow and the day after and then taking it up again on the fourth day. Such...
    on Mar 8, 2009 By: Mahavira Source: Times of India

  3. In The New York Times in March Manohla Dargis called it "a fitfully funny comedy that owes much to Judd Apatow, the king of such sublimated man-on-man affairs."
    on Aug 7, 2009 By: Manohla Dargis Source: New York Times

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