He extended his arm, and moved it spasmodically to encourage them.
She understood nothing that was said to her, and only chuckled spasmodically from time to time.
It must prove itself in the long term, otherwise we will for ever be reacting spasmodically.
In such situations, UNHCR's access to the affected individuals has only been allowed spasmodically.
A search for the missing schoolgirls and their governess continued spasmodically for the next few years without success.
with spasms: jerkily
in spurts and fits