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