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Word: spate

Definition: sudden flood or rush; Ex. spate of accidents


Sentences Containing 'spate'

After Sri Lanka won the toss and batted, they "capitaliseon the spate of loose deliveries" served up by Bermuda's bowlers, according to Cricinfo writer Siddhartha Vaidyanathan, Bermuda did take six wickets, all caught, while Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Chamara Silva all collected half-centuries.
Anger" dispenses with the recent spate of radio friendly pleasantries in favor of pedal to the floor thrash, staggered and extended song structures, quick changes and a muddled production that tries to harken back to the "Kill 'Em All" days."
Another spate of growth occurred in the period 1931-1951.
Following on from the continuing success of Molière's "L'Avare", there were a spate of French plays dealing with misers and their matrimonial plans over the next century and a half.
Glen Kingie itself can be a difficult barrier when approaching Gairich from the south with the River Kingie being an impossible obstacle when it is in spate and needing wading at other times because of the absence of bridges.
He had overall charge of a training flight in November–December that ended in disaster, when a Hawker Demon crashed near Cootamundra, New South Wales, and its pilot burned to death; this was one of a spate of incidents during the year that led to serious questions being raised about the level of flying safety in the RAAF.
In 2002, during a spate of legal threats and challenges to competitors with "geek" in their names, Geek Squad attempted to block the trademark registration of New England area competitor Geek Housecalls claiming that it violated their trademarks.
Janković, who was in tears at the end of the match, had suffered a spate of injuries in 2008, and claimed that this was the first tournament of the year that she was injury free.
Public allegations of bullying emerged in 2011 with a spate of anonymous calls to media and to the schools inspectorate.
Starting out with shooting documentaries, he did a spate of social films with organizations from all over the world like Save the Children and CARE.
The group was linked to a spate of bombings and assassinations in Miami during the 1970s, directed at Pro-Castro speakers.
The three men were identified and arrested, in late November 2007, after local police increased patrols and CCTV was monitored in response to a spate of similar robberies in the area during November 2007.

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