• WordNet 3.6
    • adv sporadically in a sporadic manner "he only works sporadically"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Sporadically In a sporadic manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sporadically In a sporadic manner; separately; singly; dispersedly.
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In literature:

But even after this impulse of Coleridge the movement remained in England a sporadic and uncertain one.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
A force like that was known only sporadically before our time.
"Joy in the Morning" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
But the cases had been sporadic.
"Great Epochs in American History, Vol. II" by Various
In the first period work was sporadic and the translations made were not always those preserved in the Kanjur.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Here and there an individual produces a work of art, so art comes to be regarded as something essentially sporadic and peculiar.
"Art" by Clive Bell
Floods by these sporadic rainfalls have discoloured waters, as seen in Lopanza and Lolela to-day.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
Therefore the latter must be sporadic.
"Kinship Organisations and Group Marriage in Australia" by Northcote W. Thomas
Sporadic attempts at reform were rigorously suppressed in the cities, and government became more and more petrified into aristocracy.
"Direct Legislation by the Citizenship through the Initiative and Referendum" by James W. Sullivan
Still less should we allow ourselves to be perturbed by the fortuitous and sporadic results of by-electoral warfare.
"Liberalism and the Social Problem" by Winston Spencer Churchill
Sporades, in the sea Aegeum which deuideth Europ from Asia.
"Hypnerotomachia" by Francesco Colonna
They were sporadic appearances that night.
"The White Invaders" by Raymond King Cummings
These are called sporadic meteors.
"A Field Book of the Stars" by William Tyler Olcott
Some other sporadic efforts in behalf of the freedmen deserve at least casual mention.
"The History of the Negro Church" by Carter Godwin Woodson
Are they in reality sporadic, or are they the result of some determinable factor in the history of the cycle?
"The Grateful Dead" by Gordon Hall Gerould
They could come to no manner of contentment with Turkish rule, and sporadic revolts were frequent.
"The Balkan Peninsula" by Frank Fox
The sporadic risings that followed lacked the spirit of union, and led to no results of any consequence.
"The Story of Switzerland" by Lina Hug
The settlement of New England was thus beginning sporadically and slowly.
"The Beginners of a Nation" by Edward Eggleston
Art in general also advances sporadically.
"Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning" by Willard Huntington Wright
At best, the voluntary relief provided by charity after losses are incurred is but sporadic and irregular.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various
His occasional sporadic work in artillery teams is wholly forgotten.
"The Army Mule and Other War Sketches" by Henry A. Castle

In news:

Lyles sporadic in loss to Diamondbacks.
Tennessee hunting success sporadic .
There are reports of sporadic cell phone and perhaps even landline outages after an unusual 5.9 earthquake hit Virginia at 01:51:03 pm, with the epicenter located 41 miles northwest from Richmond and 83 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.
Michael Phelps 'a long way' from top form after sporadic training.
BP's oil spill claims sporadic, especially for small business owners.
There will be a planned sporadic internet outage for the CSU campus on Saturday, December 1 from 8pm until midnight.
Sporadic power outages hit Queen Anne, Magnolia area.
'Easy A' is sporadically funny but far too smug.
Most of us who collect stamps probably have albums with spaces that are only sporadically filled.
At least 37 people are killed in sporadic violence, activists say.
Sporadically good food is keeping the Wishing Well out of the gastropub conversation.
Since the killing, sporadic clashes have been triggered across Lebanon .
The group's sporadic attacks began in April and ended with a truce in October.
Although the band continued to tour and churn out singles through the late '80s, Sawyer Brown had only sporadic hits.
Sporadic fighting between Sunni Muslims and Alawites has killed 16 people.

In science:

For p–adic groups, except for the upcoming work of Arthur on classical groups, these packets are known only sporadically.
Arthur Packets and the Ramanujan Conjecture
Simp le groups of L ie type . 26 sporad ic simp le groups.
The Hidden Subgroup Problem
The inductive McKay condition has been checked for sporadic and alternating groups in [Mal08].
Inductive McKay Condition in defining Characteristic
The sporadic cases developed above are sufficient to determine the polytopality range of all circulant graphs on at most 8 vertices, except the graphs 8e and 8f of Figure 1 that we treat separately now.
Polytopality and Cartesian products of graphs
In the next three sections, we prove Theorem 1.1 for exceptional groups, classical groups and sporadic groups.
Simple groups admit Beauville structures
The sporadic simple groups and the Tits group admit an unmixed Beauvil le structure.
Simple groups admit Beauville structures
In [GM1, Tables 6 and 9] there are lists of carefully chosen cyclic subgroups of exceptional and sporadic simple groups, as well as all of the maximal overgroups M of those subgroups.
Invariable generation and the chebotarev invariant of a finite group
For SD sampling the result of an incorrect application of Eq. (15) shows no consistent power law behaviour with sporadic discontinuous jumps introduced by outliers, and although confidence intervals do exist for the underlying distribution they are not related to the quantity shown in the figure.
Optimum and efficient sampling for variational quantum Monte Carlo
The conjecture (ZC) is still open for all sporadic simple groups, and for several of them results are available that either prove (ZC) for some orders or restrict possible partial augmentations of torsion units.
Torsion units in integral group rings of Conway simple groups
Kimmerle conjecture for the Held and O’Nan sporadic simple groups.
Torsion units in integral group rings of Conway simple groups
Integral group ring of the Suzuki sporadic simple group.
Torsion units in integral group rings of Conway simple groups
For alternating groups of degree at least 5, sporadic simple groups, and the Tits group, similar results were obtained in .
Simple exceptional groups of Lie type are determined by their character degrees
Using the classification of finite simple groups, S is a sporadic group, an alternating group of degree at least 5 or a simple group of Lie type.
Simple exceptional groups of Lie type are determined by their character degrees
We will treat the Tits group as a sporadic group.
Simple exceptional groups of Lie type are determined by their character degrees
Let S be a simple sporadic group or the Tits group.
Simple exceptional groups of Lie type are determined by their character degrees

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