starts, by / in
in fits and starts
AC IV.xii.7[Scarus alone, of Antony] by starts / His fretted fortunes give him hope and fear
H5 Epil.chorus.4[Chorus, of the characters in the play] Mangling by starts the full course of their glory
TN II.ii.21[Viola alone, of Olivia] she did speak in starts, distractedly
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