bout

01. She is recovering from a bad [bout] of the flu.
02. He had a [bout] of nerves before giving his presentation.
03. My grandmother had a bad [bout] of pneumonia and almost died.
04. He has occasional [bouts] of depression, but has been able to deal with the problem without medication.
05. The kids all had a [bout] of the flu over the holidays, but are doing fine now.
06. What was thought to be a simple [bout] with a cold seems to have turned into something more serious.
07. Dan's wife has passed away after a long [bout] with breast cancer.
08. Of his 61 career [bouts], Muhammad Ali won 56 and lost only 5.
09. He won the [bout] by unanimous decision in the tenth round.
10. Daniel Igali won the gold medal [bout] in wrestling at the Sydney Olympics.
11. In 1892, John L. Sullivan lost the heavyweight boxing championship of the world to James J. Corbett in New Orleans in the first [bout] in which both contestants wore gloves.
12. A young boy has been killed in an amateur boxing [bout].
13. George Orwell once stated, "Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long [bout] of some painful illness."
14. Author Pearl Buck once said, "Being a woman, my work has had to be done between [bouts] of homemaking."

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  • bout — bout …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • bout — [ bu ] n. m. • fin XIIe « coup », puis « extrémité »; de bouter I ♦ 1 ♦ Partie d un objet qui le termine dans le sens de la longueur. ⇒ extrémité. Le bout d une canne. Ciseaux à bouts ronds. Chaussures à bouts carrés. Bout aigu. ⇒ pointe. Couper… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bout — 1. (bou ; le t se lie : de bout en bout, dites : de bou t en bout) s. m. 1°   La portion qui termine un corps, un espace. Le bout des rames. Le bout de la queue. Les deux bouts d une corde. Le bout du champ. Bâton à deux bouts, sorte de bâton… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • bout — BOUT. subs. mas. L extrémité d un corps, d un espace, en tant qu étendus en long. Le bout d un bâton. Le bout d une pique. Le bout d une perche. Le bout d une table. Les deux bouts d une table. Le bout d une galerie. Le bout d une allée. Le bout… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • bout — Bout, m. Est l extremité en longueur de quelque chose que ce soit, et non proprement en largeur, Finis, extremitas. Et par cette raison on appelle {{o=appelpe}} les abboutissans d une piece de terre, pré, vigne, ou autre heritage ou logis, là où… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Bout — Bout, n. [A different spelling and application of bought bend.] [1913 Webster] 1. As much of an action as is performed at one time; a going and returning, as of workmen in reaping, mowing, etc.; a turn; a round. [1913 Webster] In notes with many… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bout — [ baut ] noun count 1. ) a short period when you are sick or you feel unhappy: bout with: Barry has endured bouts with lung and throat cancer. bout of: a bout of flu/depression/homesickness a ) a short period when you do something a lot or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 'Bout It — Studio album by Jesse Powell Released September 8, 1998 Label …   Wikipedia

  • bout — [baut] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: bout one trip up the field and back in plowing (16 19 centuries), from bought bending (14 17 centuries)] 1.) a bout of depression/flu/sickness etc a short period of time during which you suffer from an illness 2 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bout — [bout] n. [for earlier bought < ME bught, akin to MLowG bucht, BIGHT; form & meaning prob. infl. by bout < about] 1. Dial. a going and coming back again, as across a field in plowing; turn 2. a struggle; contest or match [a championship… …   English World dictionary

  • Bout — can mean: * Bout (single), a single by the British artist Jamelia. * A boxing match. *Viktor Bout arms dealer …   Wikipedia


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