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noun as in period of time in which something occurs

noun as in competitive fight

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Example Sentences

Her bouts with cancer—all three of them—were inspiring, heartbreaking, and, most of all, real.

The first shot of his face is sort-of a peek-a-boo in between bouts of administering some, um, oral pleasure.

In 1987, after two previous bouts of cancer, she was diagnosed with the disease again while 26 weeks pregnant.

Lost in the two opposing framings of Funke are the reports that her family stated that she suffered from bouts of depression.

Either one describes the bouts of anxiety single guys in their thirties feel about their marital status.

She would not join the groups in their sports and bouts, but intoxicated with her newly conquered power, she swam out alone.

Believe me when I tell you that I never join Morley in any of his sinful doings, especially his drinking bouts.

Occasional bouts of fishing were very well in their way, but daily exercise is the necessary thing.

I have seen several of these prize-fights and many private bouts, all with gloves.

His uncle pointed out the sights, and, in the intervals of bouts of coughing, discussed town and national politics.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bouts, such as: session, tour, spell, round, term, and run.

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