sally forth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sally forth set out in a sudden, energetic or violent manner
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Usage

In literature:

It was eight o'clock when the storm had abated sufficiently to allow them to sally forth, and in a short time they were in Oakdale.
"Grace Harlowe's Junior Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
Night after night we sallied forth and roamed about the narrow ways and tortuous turnings of old Baghdad.
"A Dweller in Mesopotamia" by Donald Maxwell
Therefore, the wise foreigner who arrives in autumn sallies forth at once in quest of furs.
"Russian Rambles" by Isabel F. Hapgood
We sallied forth, and whatever we thought of Morlaix last night, we thought no less of it to-day.
"The Argosy" by Various
A day or two after the thought had come to him which so interrupted family prayers, Mr. Denner sallied forth to learn his fate.
"John Ward, Preacher" by Margaret Deland
A large lumber sleigh was fitted out, with four horses, and the whole party sallied forth for a morning drive upon the frozen lake.
"The Story of Cooperstown" by Ralph Birdsall
This fraternal and friendly duty performed, we sallied forth and mounted our horses.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
Late in the morning we must sally forth, they said, and roam the town.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
We sallied forth, and I found him so weak that he had to be assisted into a hansom.
"My Lady Nicotine" by J. M. Barrie
Then the five sallied forth, locking the door behind them.
"Andy at Yale" by Roy Eliot Stokes
After a little breakfast we sallied forth.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
Then I will sally forth, and see how she takes it.
"Under Drake's Flag" by G. A. Henty
He put his overcoat on over his sweater, took up his glove and sallied forth.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
Then she sallied forth.
"Happy Pollyooly" by Edgar Jepson
Promptly at three o'clock the three men sallied forth.
"Captain Jinks, Hero" by Ernest Crosby
Then procure a gun and dog, and sally forth before day-light.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844" by Various
Boys in their teens snatched arms and sallied forth.
"The Long Night" by Stanley Weyman
At night she sallied forth from the Bridge Gate and went as far as the outwork of La Belle-Croix.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
I ate a miserable breakfast, and sallied forth disconsolately to my now solitary walk to the office.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
They bought up the remaining eighteen biscuits between them, and sallied forth.
"The Cock-House at Fellsgarth" by Talbot Baines Reed
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In poetry:

Look! We will sally forth and play;
Ramble, and never ask our way,
Lessons and tasks all put away,
As though it were not morning.
"Dead!" by Alfred Austin
And the yeoman at its summons
Left his yet unfurrowed field,
And the leader from his fortress
Sallied forth with sword and shield,--
"The Legend Of The Iron Cross" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
"To the northward stretched the desert,
How far I fain would know;
So at last I sallied forth,
And three days sailed due north,
As far as the whale-ships go.
"Discoverer Of The North Cape. A Leaf From King Alfred's Orosius. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The yeoman lays aside his soil-stained smock,
And from his herd selects a trusty steed,
And sallies forth to help in hour of need;
Nor dreads the battle's shock.
"England's Brave Sons" by Joseph Horatio Chant
He sallied forth. A sudden blast
Went sobbing by the door,
Through which they heard his footsteps fast
Recede—and when no more
They heard them, round the fire aghast
They gathered as before.
"Ned Connor" by Charles Harpur
Sallying forth, we fought at several points—but in each the luck was
against us;
Our foe advancing, steadily getting the best of it, push'd us back to
the works on this hill;
Till we turn'd, menacing, here, and then he left us.
"The Centerarian's Story" by Walt Whitman

In news:

'Sally' should no longer go forth .
It's time to wrap up the comic strip "Sally Forth" and put her in the recycle bin.
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