Spasmodically sentence example

spasmodically
  • Even the July revolution of 1830 in Paris reacted but partially and spasmodically on Germany.
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  • 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.
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  • He lacked neither ambition nor capacity, but was indolent and only exerted himself spasmodically.
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  • Still, although he found it hard to sit close to a definite party, Morris continued to be spasmodically interested in political movements.
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  • The coalmines of Labuan have been worked spasmodically, but success has never attended the venture.
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  • Prince Hippolyte laughed spasmodically as he stood in the porch waiting for the vicomte whom he had promised to take home.
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  • The sea of history was not driven spasmodically from shore to shore as previously.
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  • About the middle of the 19th century it began to be recognized that the education of the people was more conducive to the safety of the fortress than to leave in ignorance congested masses of southern race liable to be swayed spasmodically by prejudice.
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  • 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).
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