Usage examples for bout

  1. He knew that from the first moment of the bout he would be fighting. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  2. But I can't do nothing bout it. – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. But I don't understand 'bout the new body. – In Wild Rose Time by Amanda M. Douglas
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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)
  13. 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
  14. O you would have a bout with her? – A King, and No King by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
  15. That first bout lasted half a minute only. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman