Bout in a sentence

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Definition of Bout

  • 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.
  • A conflict; contest; attempt; trial; a set-to at anything; as, a fencing bout; a drinking bout.
  • an occasion for excessive eating or drinking
  • a contest or fight (especially between boxers or wrestlers)
  • a period of illness
  • (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive

How to use bout in a sentence. Bout pronunciation.

This ideal Shakespear was too well behaved to get drunk; therefore the tradition that his death was hastened by a drinking bout with Jonson and Drayton must be rejected, and the remorse of Cassio treated as a thing observed, not experienced: nay, the disgust of Hamlet at the drinking customs of Denmark is taken to establish Shakespear as the superior of Alexander in self-control, and the greatest of teetotallers.
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It appears I'm extremely liable to it, and another bout will kill me.
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I cal'lated to catch the Old Harry part sure, 'cause Captain Lote is always neat and fussy 'bout his desk.
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Seemed to be recover-ing from a regular bout of it.
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In their bouts with the single-stick.
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I'll play this bout first; set it by awhile.
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I am an officer in Her Majesty's service, and when one is placed in a position like this, without a superior officer over one, it is my duty to take the command; and if I did as I should do, I ought to give orders to 'bout ship and make sail at once for the nearest port.
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It was 'bout ship, and fresh sail was set, their course being due east, while as soon as Fitz could get Poole to answer a question, what had so far been to him a mystery was explained.
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Their sleep was very short but very solid all the same, and they were ready to spring up wide-awake and hurry on deck just before sunrise, upon hearing the trampling overhead of the watch going through the manoeuvres known as 'bout ship, and then proceeding to obey orders angrily shouted at them by the mate, whose loud voice betokened that he was in an unusual state of excitement, for his words were emphatic in the extreme as he addressed the men after the cry of "all hands on deck," in a way which suggested to one who overheard that they were a gang of the laziest, slowest slovens that ever handled a rope.
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Lawyer Bell was there and made one 'bout eight months 'fore he died.
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He crazee 'bout that Jean.
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Et, au bout d'un nouveau silence, il reprit: - Est-ce que tu as de l'argent?
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Mais il se décida à la glisser dans la poche de son gilet, quand il vit, sur la commode, un reste de jambon dans un papier, avec un bout de pain. - Je ne suis point allée chez la laitière, parce que nous lui devons huit jours, expliqua Gervaise.
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Puis; quand la jeune femme l'eut rejointe, à gauche, tout au bout, la concierge, qui frottait furieusement une chaussette, se mit à parler par courtes phrases, sans lâcher sa besogne. - Mettez-vous là, je vous ai gardé votre place.....
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Vous comprenez, tout le tremblement, si bien qu'au bout de deux mois nous étions nettoyés.
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Madame Boche avait emmené Claude et Étienne; et l'on entendait, à l'autre bout, l'éclat de leurs sanglots mêlé aux heurts sonores des deux battoirs.
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Les conversations continuaient d'un bout à l'autre des allées.
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En face de lui, Gervaise, en caraco d'orléans noir, la tête nue, achevait de manger sa prune, qu'elle tenait par la queue, du bout des doigts.
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Au bout d'un silence, elle dit encore: - Vous n'y songez pas, vraiment.
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Seulement, pour elle, elle se ferait hacher en morceaux avant de se laisser toucher du bout des doigts.
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Examples of Bout

Example #1
Now this system of inventing your great man to start with, and then rejecting all the materials that do not fit him, with the ridiculous result that you have to declare that there are no materials at all (with your waste-paper basket full of them), ends in leaving Shakespear with a much worse character than he deserves.
Example #2
The academic view starts with a Shakespear who was not scurrilous; therefore the verses about "lousy Lucy" cannot have been written by him, and the cognate passages in the plays are either strokes of character-drawing or gags interpolated by the actors.
Example #3
You're not so bad as all that.
Example #4
He wondered what had happened to them.
Example #5
But no, the old man never said a word.
Example #6
Stevey said he generally caught cold when he went and always caught the Old Harry when he got back.