The king had seemed willing, during some time, to intermit the blows which overwhelmed him.
intermit′tence, intermit′tency, state of being intermittent.
I have known a man vehement on both sides, that knew no mean, either to intermit his studies or call upon them again.
The other is to intermit it wholly for a certain period, and let other subjects have their swing.
Because the pulse seems to intermit, we must not presume that it will cease instantly to beat.
When the pains become regular and intermit, it is time that the physician is sent for.
And having risen, he did not intermit his industry for a moment.
Only in the early morning, and for an hour, or an hour and a half after lunch, did Claude intermit his labors.
So, in dependence on those prophets, they applied themselves earnestly to building, and did not intermit one day.
We were perfectly aware how critical was our position, and determined to intermit no prudence or caution.