Since hitting its lows in 2009, the economy had been fitfully—and then steadily—improving.
The U.S. economy is growing, ever fitfully and disappointingly.
Sunshine and shadow chased each other with wonderful swiftness across the trees, like a fitfully blazing fire.
What his history had been was a secret which he illuminated only fitfully.
Their meetings, their talks together, were like the torchlight that flashed and wavered and only fitfully revealed.
We slept but fitfully, and rose early to help prepare our breakfast.
But my treasury is empty, since even the taxes come in only fitfully.
We knew whose was the lean, lank figure, fitfully revealed, which held it.
The other matter which fitfully preoccupied him was his unpleasant and unintentional interview with Sondheim.
Round the train of thy skirt, O my Peacock, I fitfully squirm.