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See definition of bouts on Dictionary.com
  • nounperiod of time in which something occurs
  • nouncompetitive fight

synonyms for bouts

  • round
  • session
  • spell
  • tour
  • course
  • fit
  • go
  • run
  • shift
  • stint
  • stretch
  • tear
  • term
  • trick
  • turn

antonyms for bouts

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    How to use bouts in a sentence

    She would not join the groups in their sports and bouts, but intoxicated with her newly conquered power, she swam out alone.
    THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
    Believe me when I tell you that I never join Morley in any of his sinful doings, especially his drinking bouts.
    THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
    Occasional bouts of fishing were very well in their way, but daily exercise is the necessary thing.
    REMINISCENCES OF CHARLES BRADLAUGHGEORGE W. FOOTE
    I have seen several of these prize-fights and many private bouts, all with gloves.
    AS A CHINAMAN SAW USANONYMOUS
    His uncle pointed out the sights, and, in the intervals of bouts of coughing, discussed town and national politics.
    THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
    The contest is conducted calmly, without violent bouts at each varying accident.
    MORE HUNTING WASPSJ. HENRI FABRE
    Il faut qu'il travaille trop de la tte des calculs, ou qu'il allume sa chandelle par les deux bouts.
    LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF DAVID HUME, VOLUME II (OF 2)JOHN HILL BURTON
    Blinding bouts of headache were her besetting trouble, but only by the moist red eyes did any one know anything about that.
    THE ETERNAL CITYHALL CAINE
    Ruth got over being worried by amatory bouts with the wounded poilus after a while.
    RUTH FIELDING IN THE RED CROSSALICE B. EMERSON
    The kids played, the old goats had friendly bouts, and one or two couples scratched each other.
    WATCHED BY WILD ANIMALSENOS A. MILLS
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