Happening or appearing now and then
Her sleep was fitful, and he walked to the bed, standing beside it in the dark.
When the guns began, their fire was fitful, uncertain, blind, and they were too late.
Some fitful efforts made in later years to change the system proved unsuccessful.
The climate is mild in summer, fitful in autumn and spring, and very cold in winter, as even the plains are high and shut in on three sides by mountains snow-clad during several months.
Fitful attempts were made elsewhere to carry out the decrees, and in 1336 Benedict XII.