EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPATE
His joy welled up and overflowed in him as overflows a river in time of spate.
A look from Spate silenced him, but the President had not caught the slip.
Spate could rise to an emergency; the other committeemen thanked him with their eyes.
"Not but what Wakefield is enterprising," Spate added, anxiously.
It was about the first day of October, and we had enjoyed a “spate.”
I nodded, still marvelling over this spate of speech at table.
"Hazr, it is a spate from the hills," he said between quick breaths.
It was obvious that these spars, like the anglers, were waiting for a spate.
Why, the river was yesterday in spate, and she is fresh run from the sea.
I tried to catch him as he fell, but the Mairg Water was in spate, and it was useless.