Meaning: Group of, many
Example (1): “China announced today that on Monday all foreigners with a valid visa, like me, can re-enter the country. So I anticipate a spate of new flights and hopefully a return to Beijing in 2-3 weeks!”
Example (2): “I totally think I’m not ready for love. I’ve had a spate of boyfriends this year and I always dump their butts. I just wanna, like, meet my Prince Charming. Is that too much to ask?”
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