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Definition an unbroken period of time during which someone does something

Much less commonly, stint can refer to the smallest American sandpiper, or to an individual's prescribed share of work, or to someone subsisting on a meager allowance, or to the provision of restricted quantities.
  • But I give them what was mine without stint.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • 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
  • He had just finished a stint rowing and a cold, jagged ache permeated his right shoulder.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Though he'd known better, it had happened to him often enough, even after his first stint overseas.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Immigrants, particularly those from Mexico, once returned home after brief work stints in the United States.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • He didn't stint on the work he assigned.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Si served in the army for twenty-four years, including a stint in Vietnam.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • I this island there is sleep without stint or measure, and sleep in which no faintest footfall of a dream was ever heard.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • 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
  • Thus began my brief stint as a lone singer-songwriter about town, playing in coffeehouses, mostly.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • In March 2005, my dad had a second heart attack, which led to pneumonia and another stint in the ICU.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • 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
  • I saw your sympathy for Denis when I offered him to you; you die when you kill, as if you feel that you deserve to die, and you stint on nothing.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Doth King Creon's castle stand In stint of raiment, or in stint of gold ?
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • 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
  • The stint of reciprocal feeling was perceived, and Henchard showed chagrin at once—nobody was more quick to show that than he.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Give him good feed, boy, and stint it not, an thou valuest thy crown; so get ye lightly to the stable and do even as I bid....
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • He went to medical school at Columbia and did a stint for the air force in South Korea.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • She had run across him three years ago, after her stint in Europe, while attending a British-organized conference in Toronto.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • 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

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