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stint -- as in: a 6-month stint in China
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  • After a few hours’ stint here, I’d deal with the third clue.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Thus began my brief stint as a lone singer-songwriter about town, playing in coffeehouses, mostly.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • We started talking about the Red Sox and her stint as a volunteer on Kerry’s last senatorial campaign.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • He hoped that he might be returned to the county jail after his thirty-day stint at the hospital, but instead he was returned to death row.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • As a result of these efforts, I endured a brief stint filling in on a night shift at a chicken processing factory (it gave me nightmares for weeks), and two days at a training session as a "home energy adviser."
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Finally, on one hot afternoon, Kit and Judith finished their stint of onion rows a little early, and as they trudged back along the dusty path, Kit looked across the fields to the roof of the lopsided house by Blackbird Pond and knew that she could not pass by one more time.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • The slow procession looked like some ancient, mysterious rite as partner sought out partner on the windowless stairs, and silent pairs threaded through the corridors in the flickering light of crooked, color-striped candles (the product of Turtle’s stint at summer camp).
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • Abby had already done the usual grandmother stint—taken off work to keep Deb while Jeannie was in the hospital, and stopped by frequently afterwards to offer help with errands and laundry.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • One stint.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The fact that he failed to mention his stint in juvi makes me question his ability to be forthcoming.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless

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  • "Don’t stint yourself, man," she remarked.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The Alabama stint explained Yousef’s American English.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • We ate, chewed over our separate stints on the force, and the ups and downs of being married or single.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • He didn’t stint on the work he assigned.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Immigrants, particularly those from Mexico, once returned home after brief work stints in the United States.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • I warrant, an I should live a thousand yeas, I never should forget it; ’Wilt thou not, Jule?’ quoth he; And, pretty fool, it stinted, and said ’Ay.’
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • She’d even put in a few stints as goalie for him, until everyone else on the team begged him to go back in.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • "Don’t stint yourself, we’ll settle afterwards," he added, turning to Rostov.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • She has been in Kabul for a year now, her third stint, this time with a small NGO, working at the hospital and running a mobile clinic on Mondays.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Luma enjoyed the relative calm and quiet of the mountains, but there were moments during her stint in Appalachia that only served to reinforce her sense of isolation.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I have not stinted.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • In March 2005, my dad had a second heart attack, which led to pneumonia and another stint in the ICU.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • And if the liberal media and political community cannot accept that sometimes the wrong people get killed in war, then I can only suggest they first grow up and then serve a short stint up in the Hindu Kush.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • After a brief stint running a plastics business in Albuquerque, he and Cecy moved to his boyhood hometown, La Porte, Indiana, where they eventually took jobs at a junior high, Allen teaching science, Cecy teaching English.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • But that grueling stint in the hospital snapped our pride like a dry twig and taught us how to be humble enough to accept help from other people, physically, emotionally, and financially.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • He had just finished a stint rowing and a cold, jagged ache permeated his right shoulder.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Old and tired, she has had to work late into the night to complete the stint imposed on her.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • But I give them what was mine without stint.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • After stints in North Carolina, New York, Florida, Virginia, California, and a handful of other states, he returned home to southern Maryland and started work at a job that would change his life.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • But even as alcoholics are drawn to the state liquor store after a stint on the wagon, they always came back to each other.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Bill Joy: November 8, 1954 Joy would go on, after his stint at Berkeley, to become one of the four founders of Sun Microsystems, one of the oldest and most important of Silicon Valley’s software companies.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Sometimes I dine with my neighbours and friends, and often invite them; my entertainments are neat and well served without stint of anything.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Nature had surely formed her in a partial mood; and, forgetting her usual stinted step-mother dole of gifts, had endowed this, her darling, with a grand-dame’s bounty.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • This is not so illogical if you realize three things: that a stint in India will beat the restlessness out of any living creature; that a little money can go a long way there; and that a novel set in Portugal in 1939 may have very little to do with Portugal in 1939.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The male’s stint with the See Weeds had come between them, but he’d chosen to be human because he guessed his partner from the Mists Planet would be drawn to these warm-blooded hosts.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • His own place was a pit stop, a haven of laundry and old newspapers and food long past its expiration date, where he’d go for a few hours between his stints at the office.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • It is for him that I have come among these ships, to beg him back from you, and I bring ransom without stint.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • That’s where he read an ad in Education Week magazine about three-year teaching stints at Brown, with possibility of renewal.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • I had a comfortable job that I preferred to a stint in Azkaban.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • What will ye do? said Merlin to the kings; ye were better for to stint, for ye shall not here prevail though ye were ten times so many.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • OEDIPUS Yea, I am wroth, and will not stint my words, But speak my whole mind.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • This calming visualization had been the only way he had managed to survive a recent stint in an enclosed MRI machine . that and a triple dose of Valium.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • His stints at the typewriter grew gradually longer as the pain slowly receded and some of his endurance returned . but ultimately he wasn’t able to write fast enough to satisfy her demands.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • What will ye do? said Merlin to the kings; ye were better for to stint, for ye shall not here prevail though ye were ten times so many.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • During these operations our poultry paid the threshing-floor many visits, testifying a lively interest in the success of our labours, and gobbling up the grain at such a rate that my wife was obliged to keep them at a reasonable distance; but I would not have them altogether stinted in the midst of our plenty.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • I asked, figuring maybe a short stint would explain him actually liking it.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • I was at that time on the evening edition, and finished my stint about two in the afternoon.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Except for a short, unhappy stint at UCLA (he dropped out after a single semester, to his father’s lasting dismay), two extended visits with his parents, and a winter in San Francisco (where he insinuated himself into the company of Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and the painter Maynard Dixon), Ruess would spend the remainder of his meteoric life on the move, living out of a backpack on very little money, sleeping in the dirt, cheerfully going hungry for days at a time.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The Village After hoeing, or perhaps reading and writing, in the forenoon, I usually bathed again in the pond, swimming across one of its coves for a stint, and washed the dust of labor from my person, or smoothed out the last wrinkle which study had made, and for the afternoon was absolutely free.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • I have set myself a stint to read the third volume half out.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
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