Afghanistan was almost forgotten in Britain, until the recent upsurge in British casualties: 16 dead in a fortnight.
Only the beginning of football season compared with the excitement of the start of the fortnight.
A fortnight ago, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's prime minister, accused Israel of committing "genocide" against the Palestinians.
There were no other visitors save for a man who came for a fortnight with his wife and seven children.
This that you describe must have happened a fortnight after he died.
Day after day, for at least a fortnight (from the 2d to the 15th of July), he remained there.
From that day for nearly a fortnight there were busy doings in the house.
After this he must go in three times a week for a fortnight longer.
They were to go to Dublin for a week, and then up to Ballyards for a fortnight.
It was not yet a fortnight since he had arrived in England; but time has different values, as Jean had discovered for herself.
17c. contraction of Middle English fourteniht, from Old English feowertyne niht, literally "fourteen nights," preserving the ancient Germanic custom of reckoning by nights, mentioned by Tacitus in "Germania" xi. Related: Fortnightly.