Even the July revolution of 1830 in Paris reacted but partially and spasmodically on Germany.
An informal French protection had, however, been exercised over them for some time previously, and with it began the feud of Maronites and Druses, the latter incited and spasmodically supported by Ottoman pashas.
The coalmines of Labuan have been worked spasmodically, but success has never attended the venture.
Still, although he found it hard to sit close to a definite party, Morris continued to be spasmodically interested in political movements.
Prince Hippolyte laughed spasmodically as he stood in the porch waiting for the vicomte whom he had promised to take home.
In a parliament with Lauderdale as commissioner (1669-1673) " clanking acts " were passed against nonconformity, but the laws were too severe to be executed, save spasmodically, and were followed by a second indulgence (1672).
The sea of history was not driven spasmodically from shore to shore as previously.