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noun as in interval, period

noun as in seizure

verb as in mean, imply

verb as in give rest, relief

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Example Sentences

He said everything — community health data, facility preparedness, the staffing situation — spells a return to in-person instruction.

Thus, many educators reasonably teach a small set of high-frequency, irregularly spelled words as special cases.

Married for a spell to Ellen Barkin, he’s made a few appearances in the tabloids, too.

The rise in demand for flexible office space could also spell a future for repurposed storefronts.

From Digiday

I have no doubt Icahn knows all the numbers, but he appears to rely on instincts that tell him, I’ve seen this scenario before, and it always spells trouble.

From Fortune

“Then I learned he can't spell and is a manager at a CPK,” she said.

After my crying spell stopped, I gritted my teeth, tucked my crutch under my right arm, and turned to my husband.

In order to break the spell and bear children, they must collect four items from the mysterious woods.

A personal favorite is “C Is For Cookie” for guiding me through a 1994 playground debate over how to spell the word.

Unless Spotify can figure out how to better pay artists and develop exclusive deals, this could easily spell the end for them.

Finally he shook himself free from the dreamy spell of the place, and turned his face southward again.

"I just happened to be passin' and thought I'd drop in for a spell," he said, with a profound bow to Mary, who arose to greet him.

Her quiet eyes, held by his during the spell that had bound them speechless, did not flinch at the breaking of it.

Aristide prayed that some Thaïs might come along, cast her spell upon him, and induce him to wink.

After the first short spell of shelling our men fixed bayonets and lifted them high above the parapet.


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On this page you'll find 179 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to spell, such as: bout, stint, streak, bit, course, and go.

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