in short bursts of motion or effort
Example: It took Susan a long time to finish her education. She pursued it in fits and starts.
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Tarkan - Love Me Much
Roads are exhausting which I pass
Years teach you if you can live by fits and starts
I will be silent to everything without you
Tarkan - Love Me So Much
it was caisson disease that i climbed over roads
Do you live in fits and starts, years teach
I kept quiet without you
Jeremiah Nolte - Some Folks Don't
Hug you tightly, let my love surround you.
True Love's hooks, tugging our hearts
Digs in deeper in fits and starts.
We're so lucky to have found it
David Gilmour - All Lovers Are Deranged
And clutch them to our hearts
We're disembodied entities
We move in fits and starts
For burning wine
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