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 Meanings and Examples of SPAT
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spat
 n.  minor dispute; brief quarrel
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  He returned Scarlett's stare coldly and spat across the rail of the banister before he spoke.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
2  While she watched him, Archie turned suddenly toward the fire and spat a stream of tobacco juice on it with such vehemence that India, Melanie and Pitty leaped as though a bomb had exploded.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
3  "I reckon I do," he answered coldly and spat again.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
4  Archie grunted and spat on the floor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
5  But Tom, full of years and irritable at disturbances, switched his tail and spat softly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
6  veterans, who when they gossiped sometimes squatted on their heels on the sidewalk, like resting Indians, and reflectively spat over the curb.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
7  Behind Billy's Lunch, the cook, in an apron which must long ago have been white, smoked a pipe and spat at the pest of sticky flies.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
8  But there was more than this: the order about the shovel was almost as plainly meant to sting and insult Steelkilt, as though Radney had spat in his face.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
9  Some ran furiously to the water's edge, beating the air with frantic gestures, while others spat upon the element, to resent the supposed treason it had committed against their acknowledged rights as conquerors.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
10  He was a slightly ragged man, who spat skillfully between his shoes and possessed a great fund of bland and infantile assurance.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
11  Then he smelt it with both nostrils, bit a tiny piece, spat it out and threw the fig rudely into the gutter.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
12  Old man sat, listened, smoked, spat.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
13  He returned to his pipe and finally spat rudely into the grate.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE SISTERS
14  Mr. Henchy snuffled vigorously and spat so copiously that he nearly put out the fire, which uttered a hissing protest.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In IVY DAY IN THE COMMITTEE ROOM
15  He took a mouthful, drew it up, saturated his palate with it and then spat it forth into the grate.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In GRACE
Example Sentence:
1  Nick rolled down his window and spat.
2  The blood was spat out of his mouth.
3  She took a mouthful of food and then suddenly spat it out.
4  The most recent action in this spat is a complaint from Apple that mirrors Nokia's first complaint from October.