As Osborne spoke, Roubini sat and listened, intermittently nodding his head and crossing and uncrossing his arms across his chest.
Endowed with a gentle demeanour, he is almost always clutching a small notebook, which he scribbles on intermittently.
This went on for about five minutes intermittently, as I dealt with other officers inquiring about my job and ID.
intermittent in·ter·mit·tent (ĭn'tər-mĭt'nt)
Stopping and starting at intervals.
Marked by intervals of complete quietude occurring between two periods of activity.