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at intervals

Separated by a particular amount of space or time. Make sure to position those Christmas lights so that the flashing ones appear at intervals.
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at regular intervals

At an equal distance apart. Make sure to position those Christmas lights so that the flashing ones appear at regular intervals.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

at regular intervals

[of things in a series] at points that are equally distant from each other. You will find service stations at regular intervals along the highway. There are street lights at regular intervals on the main street of town.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

at (...) ˈintervals


1 with time between: Buses to the city leave at regular intervals.The runners started at 5-minute intervals.
2 with spaces between: Flaming torches were positioned at intervals along the terrace.
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at intervals

In a series separated by space or time: trees planted at intervals; coughing at intervals.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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As indicated earlier in this essay, in Lawrence's novella the figuration which most revealingly captures the narrator's ethically saturated activity is what Mikhail Bakhtin refers to as the intervalic chronotope, a time-space unit in literature that, despite its emergence with the rise of the novel proper in the eighteenth century, configures theatricality and links authors, narrators and protagonists to public forums and the spectacles of the marketplace.
If the topic of conversation between mother and daughter concerns modalities of love, then their altercations are logical extensions of the intervalic chronotope, which functions primarily as the harmonizing of utopian kairos with social temporalities.
(12) The discussion of the intervalic chronotope is from The Dialogic Imagination, in the essay, "Forms of Time and Chronotope in the Novel" (158-167).
Through him, the intervalic chronotope invites us to speculate on his "imperfect knowledge," an imperfect knowledge of the present moment with its inherent ambiguity that never quite satisfactorily provides sufficient cause for action.
When Dumbiedikes appears (an intervalic chronotope competing dialogically with other chronotopes), his extreme eccentricity reveals a norm that resides in a flexible, open response to possibility, unlike Jeanie's predisposition to appraise circumstances from an officially serious perspective.
He also argues against the popular misconception that Berg's later compositions represent a fusion of twelve-tone techniques with tonality, underscoring the fundamental incompatibility of the two systems and concluding that the basis of Berg's pitch language "continues to be the cyclic collections of his earlier period, developed with regard to order-position relationships and aggregate completion, and still capable of tonal allusion by registral spacing and intervalic emphases, but similar enough to his atonal music that Berg's adaptation of Schoenberg's twelve-tone ideas marks a difference in degree rather than in kind" (p.