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нареч.; разг.

in snatches, by fits and starts

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  • спать урывками — to sleep in snatches
  • видеться урывками — to snatch moments together here and there
  • заниматься урывками — to learn/to study by fits and starts

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Но теперь атакующие воздушные корабли то и дело заслоняли картину боя, и Берт видел остальное лишь урывками.
But now Bert had but intermittent glimpses of them between the nearer bulks of the airships that assailed them....
Уэллс, Герберт / Война в воздухеWells, Herbert George / The war in the air
The war in the air
Wells, Herbert George
© the Literary Executors of the Estate of H. G. Wells
Война в воздухе
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
Филипу отрадно было чувствовать, что он внушает пациентам доверие; он с живым интересом наблюдал за процессом их выздоровления — ведь в больнице св.Луки он мог следить за этим только урывками.
He was gratified because he seemed able to inspire his patients with confidence; and it was entertaining to watch the process of cure which at a hospital necessarily could be watched only at distant intervals.
Моэм, Сомерсет / Бремя страстей человеческихMaugham, Somerset / Of Human Bondage
Of Human Bondage
Maugham, Somerset
© 1915, 1936 by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
Бремя страстей человеческих
Моэм, Сомерсет
© "Издательство иностранной литературы", 1959
Эту рощицу он уже давно продавал урывками.
He had some time before he sold the woods bit by bit.
Достоевский, Фёдор / БесыDostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessed
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
Урывками священник занимался и образованием юного Кэддлса.
In a fitful manner the Vicar would give young Caddles private tuition.
Уэллс, Герберт / Пища боговWells, Herbert George / The Food of the Gods
The Food of the Gods
Wells, Herbert George
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
Пища богов
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964

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  1. 1.

    by snatches

    translation added by Талгат Мырзаханов
    Gold en-ru


сон урывками
спать урывками
сон урывками
сон урывками
broken sleep