Examples of spate in a Sentence
A spate of books on the subject have come out recently.
There was a spate of corporate mergers in the 1980s.
Recent Examples of spate from the Web
In February 2017, following a spate of terrorist attacks, the French parliament passed a bill expanding the boundaries that govern when police are allowed to use their firearms.
Brazil are facing a fresh spate of injury concerns ahead of their World Cup knockout clash with Mexico, despite the return of right-back Danilo from injury.
Sweden has seen a recent increase in violent crime, including a spate of attacks with shotguns and hand grenades.
Over the last five years, the board has reviewed a spate of development projects, including a controversial luxury apartment complex that began construction on Monday on a site cleared by the urban renewal project.
In addition to protests and occasional rocket fire, Israel has been battling a spate of fires caused by kites from Gaza rigged with firebombs or burning rags that have damaged forests and torched agricultural fields.
Trump, who recently spoke at the National Rifle Association’s annual gathering, has done little on the federal front to rein in guns laws or improve school safety following a spate of school shootings.
This follows a spate of senior executives stepping down amid reports of sexist behavior including the president on Nike Brand, Trevor Edwards.
Surge in acid attacks In July, a 16-year-old boy was charged with 15 offences following a spate of acid attacks in London.
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abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, loads, lot, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sight, slew, stack, store, ton, volume, wad, wealth, yard;
ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, tad, touch, trace;
all kinds (of), quite a bit;
SPATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spate for English Language Learners
: a large number of things that appear or happen in a short period of time
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