This might explain why my bout with self-starvation started when I was a small child.
My mother died after a one-year bout with lung cancer two years ago.
Lincoln would endure bout after bout of the hypos, until a permanent sadness settled onto his sallow face.
No, but you 'bout to,” Minny replies, “ 'cause you just did.
Or how 'bout I get a law passed that makes it compulsory for every American to go see my next movie?
Near 'bout de whole town burnt up down town an' ever' nice white man was down dare a-fightin' de fiah.
"But I'd like t' learn more things 'bout scouts," he told the leader.
You couldn't tell him noth'n 'bout placer diggin's—'n' as for pocket mining, why he was just born for it.
"I get mixed 'bout right and left," admitted Ruth Baker cheerfully.
He always let de slaves shell corn 'til 'bout ten o'clock, den everybody would stop and have supper.
1540s, from Middle English bught, probably from an unrecorded Old English variant of byht "a bend," from Proto-Germanic *bukhta- (see bight (n.)). Sense evolved from "a circuit of any kind" (as of a plow) to "a round at any kind of exercise" (1570s), "a round at fighting" (1590s), "a fit of drinking" (1660s).