Sentence Examples


  • Her sleep was fitful, and he walked to the bed, standing beside it in the dark.
  • The night was long and cold.  Deidre slept, and Katie drifted between a fitful doze and her thoughts.  Dawn crept across the jungle, peering first from the tangled branches overhead then inching through the trees.  As soon as she could see well enough, Katie crawled to Deidre's feet.  The woman continued to sleep, and Katie looked her over.  She looked like any other college student in cargo pants and a light sweater.  Deidre's long, flaxen hair was in a messy braid, and her skin was pale.
  • But some specter in his fitful half-sleep wouldn't even give permission for him to dream about Cynthia Byrne, sleeping restfully just yards away.
  • The cabin lamp--taking long swings this way and that--was burning fitfully, and casting fitful shadows upon the old man's bolted door,--a thin one, with fixed blinds inserted, in place of upper panels.
  • But these were broken again by the light toes of hundreds of gay fowl softly feathering the sea, alternate with their fitful flight; and like to some flag-staff rising from the painted hull of an argosy, the tall but shattered pole of a recent lance projected from the white whale's back; and at intervals one of the cloud of soft-toed fowls hovering, and to and fro skimming like a canopy over the fish, silently perched and rocked on this pole, the long tail feathers streaming like pennons.

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