Afghanistan was almost forgotten in Britain, until the recent upsurge in British casualties: 16 dead in a fortnight.
Only the beginning of football season compared with the excitement of the start of the fortnight.
Fireplace ashes are a hazard for at least a day and can remain so for as long as a fortnight, Duran says.
A fortnight ago, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's prime minister, accused Israel of committing "genocide" against the Palestinians.
There were no other visitors save for a man who came for a fortnight with his wife and seven children.
Day after day, for at least a fortnight (from the 2d to the 15th of July), he remained there.
What wonder, when she has not confessed for over a fortnight?
After this he must go in three times a week for a fortnight longer.
We did not expect Maurice for a fortnight; but he writes that he will be here to-morrow.
It was not yet a fortnight since he had arrived in England; but time has different values, as Jean had discovered for herself.
17c. contraction of Middle English fourteniht, from Old English feowertyne niht, literally "fourteen nights," preserving the ancient Germanic custom of reckoning by nights, mentioned by Tacitus in "Germania" xi. Related: Fortnightly.