1. "periodic bouts of depression. Some of these episodes were brought on by his family’s"
- Kai Bird, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
2. "Adrenal fatigue is often precipitated by recurring bouts of bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, sinusitis, or other respiratory infections. The"
- James L. Wilson, Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st-Century Stress Syndrome
3. "The simplest strategy for bouts of noxious flatus is to not care. Or perhaps to take advantage of a gastroenterologist I know: get a dog. (To blame.)"
- Mary Roach, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
4. "Alcatraz actually knows a person named Brandon Sanderson. That man, however, is a fantasy writer and is therefore prone to useless bouts of delusion in literary form."
- Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
5. "My behavior is nonetheless, deplorable. Unfortunately, I'm quite prone to such bouts of deplorability--take for instance, my fondness for reading books at the dinner table."
- Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire
6. "I waved back and went in, and began to sort my way through ancient building plans that had been rolled up so long that straightening them out was like six bouts with an octopus."
- Dick Francis, Decider
7. "concocting a statement that you have trouble believing in the first place (such as A herring is a mammal), and then negating it, requires two bouts of cognitive heavy lifting rather than one."
- Steven Pinker, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
8. "For me, the imagination which so often kept me awake and in terror as a child has seen me through some terrible bouts of stark raving reality as an adult."
- Stephen King, Nightmares And Dreamscapes
9. "Everybody had been in their twenties then; well, round about thirty. Now, from round about seventy, all those years of maturity or the prime of life or whatever you called it looked like an interval between two bouts of vomiting."
- Kingsley Amis, The Old Devils