duration

01. You must stay in your seats for the [duration] of the test.
02. His injury in the second game put him out for the [duration] of the season.
03. After arguing with her new husband on the airplane to Hawaii, the young bride remained silent for the [duration] of their honeymoon.
04. The [duration] of the recession will determine how many businesses are able to survive.
05. When the sun crosses the earth's equator, day and night are of equal [duration] worldwide.
06. Make sure the [duration] of your speech is shorter than the attention span of your audience.
07. The [duration] of our stay at the campground will depend on the weather.
08. The King has retired to his private chambers for the duration of the evening.
09. The street has been blocked off for the [duration] of the festival.
10. In some ESL programs, students are required to sign an agreement to speak only English for the [duration] of their course.
11. Research suggests that a common cold will delay a child's growth for the [duration] of the illness.
12. On average, the [duration] of a single blink of the human eye is 0.3 seconds.
13. Owing to the stormy weather, we had to remain seated for the [duration] of the flight.
14. Anne Morrow Lindbergh once observed that [duration] is not a test of truth or falsehood.
15. Corrie Boom once remarked that the measure of a life, after all, is not its [duration], but its donation.
16. Lu Yen once wrote that true thoughts have [duration] in themselves.
17. Honoré de Balzac once claimed that the [duration] of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.
18. As Tony's illness became worse, the [duration] of his headaches lengthened.
19. According to our itinerary, the [duration] of the Los Angeles to Seattle flight is the shortest part of the trip.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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