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interval

noun abeyance, break, gap, halt, hiatus, interlude, intermission, interregnum, interruption, intervallum, intervening time, lapse, lull, pause, recess, respite, rest, spatium interiectum, spell, truce
See also: abeyance, cessation, discontinuance, duration, hiatus, moratorium, pause, pendency, period, point, recess, remission, space, term, time

INTERVAL. A space of time between two periods. When a person is unable to perform an act at any two given periods, but in the interval he has performed such act, as when a man is found to be insane in the months of January and March, and he enters into a contract or makes a will in the interval, in February, he will be presumed to have been insane at that time; and the onus will lie to show his sanity, on the person who affirms such act. See Lucid interval.

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She was dragging a chair in and out of her room, and at intervals objecting to the crying of a baby, which a nurse in the adjoining cottage was endeavoring to put to sleep.
All the way to Stone Lodge, as with grave indignation he led the two delinquents home, he repeated at intervals 'What would Mr.
At intervals all was still, and their shoes sounded like a herd of cattle passing over the grass.