UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdɛkeɪd/, /dɪˈkeɪd/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdɛkeɪd/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(dekād; Brit. also də kād)

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. was in [power, control] for a decade
  2. a career spanning [four] decades
  3. has been in [fashion, the movie industry, show business] for decades
  4. happened [more than, over] a decade ago
  5. has spent the best part of a decade [trying, researching, studying]
  6. given a decade to [overcome, combat, eliminate, reduce, improve]
  7. took more than a decade to [overcome] the situation
  8. a decade is a long time in [politics, government, football]
  9. a decade of [growth, prosperity, decline, recession]
  10. for [more, less] than a decade
  11. [two] decades ago
  12. much [better, more advanced, faster] than [two] decades ago
  13. the [last, first] decade of [the, this] century
  14. has been the decade of [social media, women, human rights]
  15. decades of [hardships, hurt, bliss, prosperity, conflict, uncertainty]
  16. a decade of [prosperity, education, research, experience]
  17. a decade marked by [conflicts, war]
  18. a decade devoted to [writing, research]
  19. the decade in review
  20. the decade of the [1980's]
  21. [three] decades (of)
  1. a decade-long [war, recession]
n as adj
  1. a [four] -decade [rule, majority, reign]
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