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    for a good spell

    Dear teachers,

    There is a phrase I hardly to understand in this sentence. Please take a look on the bold phrase:

    "Our captors refused to bering him to his daughter, or to bury him or even to touch the body. On their orders, we walked for a good spell through the night and finally settled under another set of trees far removed from the bodies of the father and his child."


    Could you please explain the meaning or suggest the alternative sentence?

    A bunch of thanks from me


    Selviya87

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    Re: for a good spell

    for a good spell - for quite a long time.

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    Re: for a good spell

    Thanks a lot, Mr. fivejedjon :)

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    Re: for a good spell

    You'll also see spell used with this meaning quite often with the weather- we had a spell of good weather last week but it's turned chilly today.

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