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
The bank is struggling to turn the page after a spate of improprieties that have come to light in recent years.
My interest was particularly piqued by the spate of at-home laser treatments recently on the market.
Four Volusia County students were arrested for threats on a single day in March, part of a spate of threats that began in the days after the mass shooting in Parkland, which claimed 17 lives.
Friday’s crash was one of a spate of recent accidents involving military aircraft, Army Times reported.
For every team on this list, there’s some slim chance of an existential spate of injuries like the one the Mets endured the last couple of seasons or the one the Rangers had a couple years before that.
Finally back at something approaching full strength after a spate of injuries and suspensions (just two players have played in all 25 of their games), the Aggies are looking like a No.
After a spate of lone-wolf stabbing attacks by Palestinians on Israeli citizens and weeks of unrest at the al-Aqsa mosque compound, Israel banned Muslim men under the age of 50 from entering the mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City.
DeAngelo, 72, was accused Wednesday of being the Golden State Killer who terrorized suburban neighborhoods in a spate of brutal rapes and slayings in the 1970s and '80s before leaving a cold trail that baffled investigators for decades.
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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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