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
It's not known if the same suspects are responsible for a similar spate of damage in the adjoining High Meadow neighborhood, where at least 14 mailboxes were ruined or damaged June 25 and 26.
LSU is dealing with a spate of break-ins at Tiger stadium, and the latest one is a doozy.
A 17-year-old fugitive suspected in a spate of violent crimes, including two capital murders and the brutal attack on and robbery of a man taking a walk in an Arlington park, was arrested in New Jersey, officials confirm.
The Sacramento Police Department is deploying more than 30 additional officers to Oak Park this Fourth of July weekend after a spate of violence spurred City Hall to demand more enforcement in the neighborhood.
The latest disruptions follow a spate of hacking attempts on state websites in Ukraine in late 2016 and repeated attacks on its power grid that prompted security chiefs to call for improved cyber defenses.
The downtown area has seen a spate of violence over the last few days.
LAMPERT’S ROLE Amid Sears’s recent spate of troubles, Lampert has thrown the company several lifelines.
And didn’t that spate of Hollywood movies from 1967 to 1979, from Bonnie and Clyde to, say, Apocalypse Now, feel like a crime spree?
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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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