FORTNIGHT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FORTNIGHT
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fortnight
 n.  a period of fourteen consecutive days
Classic Sentence: (100 in 7 pages)
1  A whole fortnight of fun will be regularly splendid, replied Jo, looking like a windmill as she folded skirts with her long arms.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
2  The next day was fine, and Meg departed in style for a fortnight of novelty and pleasure.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
3  She was sick all the next day, and on Saturday went home, quite used up with her fortnight's fun and feeling that she had 'sat in the lap of luxury' long enough.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
4  And Jo felt as if during that fortnight her sister had grown up amazingly, and was drifting away from her into a world where she could not follow.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
5  I rather liked it, said Laurie, looking mischievous, a thing he had not done for a fortnight.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
6  For a fortnight, the Professor came and went with lover-like regularity.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
7  I now busied myself in preparations: the fortnight passed rapidly.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
8  An hour or two sufficed to sketch my own portrait in crayons; and in less than a fortnight I had completed an ivory miniature of an imaginary Blanche Ingram.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
9  Mr. Rochester had been absent upwards of a fortnight, when the post brought Mrs. Fairfax a letter.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
10  A fortnight of dubious calm succeeded my return to Thornfield Hall.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
11  He had been called away by the sudden death of his father: he was at Marsh End now, and would very likely stay there a fortnight longer.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
12  I was astonished when a fortnight passed without reply; but when two months wore away, and day after day the post arrived and brought nothing for me, I fell a prey to the keenest anxiety.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
13  As I said, I shall return from Cambridge in a fortnight: that space, then, is yet left you for reflection.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
14  I shall expect your clear decision when I return this day fortnight.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
15  A fortnight's acquaintance is certainly very little.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 2
Example Sentence:
1  If you think it useful to write to me, within a fortnight from the present date, direct to me at the post-office.
2  This testimonial I accordingly received in about a month, forwarded a copy of it to Mrs. Fairfax, and got that lady's reply, stating that she was satisfied, and fixing that day fortnight as the period for my assuming the post of governess in her house.
3  About a fortnight after Tom's rescue from the cave, he started off to visit Huck, who had grown plenty strong enough, now, to hear exciting talk, and Tom had some that would interest him, he thought.
4  For a fortnight he and his companion Dimitri Kieffer pulled their equipment over the eighty kilometre stretch of frozen water with the sounds of ice breaking just a few miles behind them.
5  Many swap the daily commute for weekly or fortnightly travel and say their faraway homes give them a lifestyle not achievable within a shorter commute.
6  We make a fortnightly check on supplies.