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a contest or trial of strength, as of boxing.
period; session; spell:
a bout of illness.
a turn at work or any action.
a going and returning across a field, as in mowing or reaping.
Contemporary Examples

High Manxiety: Thirtysomething Men Are The New Neurotic Singles Hannah Seligson May 3, 2014
MTV’s Diem Brown Dies: When Reality TV Starts Getting Real Kevin Fallon November 13, 2014
Daydreaming A One-State Solution Brent E. Sasley December 10, 2012
‘Are You Also With Fever?’ Dr. Abraham Verghese February 10, 2009
Queen Admitted To Hospital In Latest Royal Health Scare Tom Sykes March 2, 2013

Historical Examples

The Million Dollar Mystery Harold MacGrath
Buried Cities, Part 2 Jennie Hall
Royal Palaces and Parks of France Milburg Francisco Mansfield
The Shadow of a Crime Hall Caine
London Walter Besant


a period of time spent doing something, such as drinking
a period of illness

a contest or fight, esp a boxing or wrestling match


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