Either one describes the bouts of anxiety single guys in their thirties feel about their marital status.
Her bouts with cancer—all three of them—were inspiring, heartbreaking, and, most of all, real.
The news comes after her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, recently experienced three bouts of ill health.
This was how he had logged the hours, or kept track of his bouts of emesis.
bouts of landays may be a formal part of a family gathering or may emerge more spontaneously as an adjunct to collective labor.
We've been bested in a dozen bouts, and nearly always by a fluke.
He had won two bouts out of three and stood victor without a throw.
At a signal from Catherine music burst forth and the bouts began.
It was in one of Wilson's bouts away at—at Gaskarth, so he said.
Public wrestling matches were held, followed by bouts with the cudgels.
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).