verb (used with object), in·ter·spersed, in·ter·spers·ing.
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Origin of intersperse
OTHER WORDS FROM interspersein·ter·spers·ed·ly [in-ter-spur-sid-lee], /ˌɪn tərˈspɜr sɪd li/, adverbin·ter·sper·sion [in-ter-spur-zhuhn or, especially British, -shuhn], /ˌɪn tərˈspɜr ʒən or, especially British, -ʃən/, in·ter·sper·sal, nounun·in·ter·spersed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for intersperse
She asks haunting questions about intoxication, love, grief and more, all while interspersing references to the pop culture that has informed her life, from Twin Peaks to Stevie Nicks.Here Are the 15 New Books You Should Read in April|Annabel Gutterman|April 1, 2021|Time
They intersperse data-driven posts with what they call “SciMom Moments”—funny things their kids say.These Moms Work as Doctors and Scientists. But They've Also Taken On Another Job: Fighting COVID-19 Misinformation Online|Eliana Dockterman|March 24, 2021|Time
To heighten the suspense en route to this outcome — and because these plotlines will ultimately converge — Tresniowski intersperses the roping scenes with key markers of Wells’s rise to prominence.A child’s murder, a lynch mob and the early days of the NAACP|Jerald Walker|March 19, 2021|Washington Post
Her content is often a mix of personal and professional — insights into the life of a high-level college athlete interspersed with dances or pranks.Social media has become a liberating — and at times lucrative — pursuit for cooped-up athletes|Kyle Melnick, Michael Errigo|March 4, 2021|Washington Post
In recurring historical passages interspersed with the narrator’s own thoughts, she talks about her great-great-great-great-grandfather, John Oxley, a real 19th-century explorer who searched fruitlessly for Australia’s “inland sea.”
Our author is wont to break off suddenly and intersperse his arguments with affectionate words of exhortation.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews|Thomas Charles Edwards
That a grave historian should intersperse the innumerable trivialities of the Worthies may be only less shocking.A History of English Literature|George Saintsbury
Intersperse the pieces of chicken with layers of paste in square slices.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book|Eliza Leslie
Some funny incidents too, intersperse themselves from time to time.Lige on the Line of March|Glenna Lindsley Bigelow
These kind of observations you have always wished me to intersperse, as they arise to my thoughts.Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson