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noun as in series

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The debate in Fairfax comes as a spate of school systems in the Washington region have begun adding Muslim and Jewish holidays to their calendars.

Roughly a year ago, Visa announced plans to acquire the fintech company, heralding a spate of deals in the financial technology space.

From Fortune

However, in the last decade, a spate of new research has demonstrated that treating the infected organ with a course of antibiotics can sometimes resolve the issue.

Rusenko says customers have been so pleased by the service that, in the case of another Mill Valley restaurant, they posted a spate of positive Yelp reviews.

From Fortune

In a normal year, this sudden spate of hiring would be extremely noticeable — several hundred thousand new government jobs could increase that month’s total number of jobs gained by an order of magnitude.

And then there was the crippling nerves that it would not be good, especially given the recent spate of really bad TV biopics.

What explains the recent spate of extreme weather events and other natural disasters?

The recent spate of acid attacks on women is only the latest manifestation of this dangerous trend.

In cases such as a spate of recent suicides by adolescents who were bullied on Facebook, the perpetrators were well known.

A bombing spate in Lebanon last year started to tail off in the winter.

It was about the first day of October, and we had enjoyed a “spate.”

Such holes are made by the swirling water of the floods, and may change their situation with every spate.

Annan has its moods—quiet and gentle in the pleasant summer days, given to violent outbursts in time of spate.

Then she turned to me in a sudden spate of passion, her face pleading, furrowed, wretchedly sad.

Give me better health and a little spate of energy, and I shall try conclusions with him yet.


On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to spate, such as: deluge, flood, flurry, outpouring, string, and succession.

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