Usage examples for bout

  1. We had our first little bout there." – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. " I guess you'll be surprised to hear from me but I want you to know bout Alice. – Chicken Little Jane by Lily Munsell Ritchie
  3. Shake hands with me, an you will, and promise me to cross a staff with me in friendly bout some day in the forest!" – Robin Hood by J. Walker McSpadden
  4. After a desperate bout of ineffectual pulling, the dogs with one mind stopped again, and lay down in their bloody tracks. – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  5. The doctor at Mildenham, once consulted on a bout of headache, had called her eyes " perfect organs," and certainly no eyes could take things in more swiftly or completely. – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  6. He knew that from the first moment of the bout he would be fighting. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  7. That first bout lasted half a minute only. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  8. He saved many a life, perhaps mine included, for he pulled me through my bout of fever. – Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer by W. C. Scully
  9. Strange to see what a deal of money is flung to them both upon the stage between every bout – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  10. O you would have a bout with her? – A King, and No King by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
  11. But it was astonishing what an amount of nerve- racking gayety Milly could get through in a day and come up smiling the next morning for another sixteen- hour bout with pleasure. – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  12. I felt as I'd been a fool to save him, and I was kinder shamed like of it; so I took off to 'Frisco, where, after chumming about, I took to going voyages to Panama and back, and the sea seemed to suit me like, and there I stuck to it; and one day a ship comes into 'frisco, where I was hanging ashore after a long drinking bout and I heer'd as they wanted a man or two to fill up, because a couple had deserted to the diggings. – Seven Frozen Sailors by George Manville Fenn
  13. Repeatedly, after being checked in their attacks by a slaughter which almost annihilated entire regiments, the Germans endeavoured to repair their shattered strength by bringing up every available man and gun for another bout of blood. – The Soul of the War by Philip Gibbs
  14. But I don't understand 'bout the new body. – In Wild Rose Time by Amanda M. Douglas
  15. But I can't do nothing bout it. – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  16. Let's go as we are; how can we be better dressed for a drinking bout than in riding attire? – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  17. Grindhusen was having a drinking- bout in town, and I was going to do his beat as well as my own. – Wanderers by Knut Hamsun
  18. But now he is back in Scotland, safe and sound, free from battle and the work of the trenches for a space, home to gain new strength for his next bout with Fritz across the water. – A Minstrel In France by Harry Lauder
  19. Reivers had apparently unconsciously passed the challenge to him, and it was not in his nature to play second to any man in a drinking bout – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  20. He tells me that near our house, a little farther up the mountain, he has discovered a fencing- gallery: that till nightfall he had been engaged in a fencing- bout against Japanese, who fought with two- handed swords, springing like cats, as is the custom of their country. – Madame Chrysantheme Complete by Pierre Loti Last Updated: March 4, 2009