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 immediate area around the intersection of Tulane and Ulloa in Mid-City has seen a spate of violence in recent months, including a shooting last October that left three people dead and two others wounded.
The spate of gang violence has prompted a unified response from the Sheriff’s Office, Seattle police, federal law-enforcement agencies and police across South King County, which have teamed up to share information and resources.
Since his 2014 release, Chappell has become a fixture for good on Las Vegas Trail, lending residents a hand, an ear, a shoulder, or trying to figure out what the heck is going on — like after a wild spate of shootings a couple Sundays ago.
There’s reason to believe that the windfall, if there is any, from the recent spate of opioid lawsuits may also not be helpful in stopping abuse.
Coming after a spate of other issues, the bad PR and potential reputational aftermath will likely hit future revenues beyond the likely material impact.
Students at Clemson University in South Carolina unsuccessfully demanded that the school ban the app after a spate of racist messages.
Maria Glover, a law professor at Georgetown University, says the spate of copycat lawsuits is no accident.
Crizer went to the front of the vehicle with his weapon drawn and continued to order Spates to comply.
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Origin and Etymology of spate
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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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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