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noun as in period of time in which something occurs

noun as in competitive fight

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Putin is certainly unlikely to be dislodged by this bout of unrest.

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Depending on location, the shot was only 72 percent to 57 percent effective against moderate to severe bouts of the illness.

Now as an adult, making and eating this dish provides an anchor to my Trinbagonian heritage and alleviates the bouts of homesickness that are most acute during these punishing winter months.

As her only child, Antara embraces the responsibility of caring for her with a determination threaded with resentment and even bouts of suspicion.

My brother, who had a bout with pneumonia in the past year, did not leave Boston.

A “simple bout of flu” is incapable of mutating into an Ebola infection.

Regardless of how one wrestles with Noam Chomsky, one does always wrestle, leaving the bout much smarter and stronger.

Omran managed to finish high school despite his bout with cancer and two wars in three years.

Then he pauses and looks up, doing a quick bout of surveying in his head.

A bout with a life-threatening—though not life-ending—illness is always good awards bait.

I don't b'lieve nothin', and try to keep a close mouth 'bout what I do b'lieve.

Whales, sir—a whole school of 'em—off the star-b'd quarter 'bout five miles away—big ones!

Sometimes dey'd pull up at de sho' en take a res' b'fo' dey started acrost, so by de talk I got to know all 'bout de killin'.

Strange to see what a deal of money is flung to them both upon the stage between every bout.

But you take a man dat's got 'bout five million chillen runnin' roun' de house, en it's diffunt.


On this page you'll find 59 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bout, such as: round, session, spell, tour, course, and fit.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.