foray into

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v foray into enter someone else's territory and take spoils "The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly"
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Usage

In literature:

But it appears, the Moravian Foray entered for a great deal into the account, and was the final overwhelming item.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XV. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Second Silesian War, Important Episode In The General European One--15th Aug. 1744-25th Dec. 1745" by Thomas Carlyle
It was as if a lamb had proposed to a fox a foray into a neighboring sheepfold.
"Tales of the Argonauts" by Bret Harte
FORAY OF CHRISTIAN KNIGHTS INTO THE TERRITORY OF THE MOORS.
"Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada" by Washington Irving
A military foray into Brabant had just taken place, under the lead of the Count, and of the Lord Marshal, Sir William Pelham.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
Some duration into my foray, he cocked his head at me and raised a sun- bleached eyebrow.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
The war with Scotland died down into a series of border forays.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Occasionally a cat on a hunting foray comes into the barn to look for mice, or to nestle cosily down into purring slumber.
"A Book of Myths" by Jean Lang
In 1312, the Scots, headed by Robert Bruce, made a desperate foray into Northumbria, and in 1314, Edward II.
"Grace Darling" by Eva Hope
Malone looked into the foray and saw Boyd at work roaring and going after the kids.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The unregenerate part of the people will not be able to resist an occasional foray into Yugoslavia.
"The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2" by Henry Baerlein
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In news:

DALLAS — Former Central Michigan University star Chris Kaman's first foray into free agency landed him with the Dallas Mavericks.
But Cuba's disappointing foray into deepwater doesn't end its quest for energy.
Now, they will run separately as one of Baseball America's forays into video.
Although in the minds of many, Dethklok represents the unlikely foray of death metal into the mainstream, it was pioneers like Maryland's Dying Fetus that did the legwork in establishing and refining the art form.
Steve Kandell is going to BuzzFeed to become the editor of the website's new foray into longform, narrative journalism.
Groton — The city's foray into the cable television and Internet business is coming to an end after eight years.
While I had my best showing ever for whitetails this fall , my girlfriend Carol was disappointed that her first foray into deer hunting didn't.
'Hobbit' echoes those other forays into Middle-earth, but for fans, that's pure magic.
Leslie Feist 's first foray into music a punk band she started in high school.
The expansion is Finn 's first foray into Europe since the agency was spun-off from Ruder Finn last year.
Flesh -eaters attack 'The Bay': Barry Levinson's foray into found-footage horror.
What's Behind Freeport's Renewed Foray Into Energy.
Jawbone has made its first foray into the world of portable speaker systems.
Meryl Streep 's daughter makes another foray into television.
Editor's note: For those of you joining us late, Peter Rubin's a roadie making his first foray into mountain biking .
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In science:

One foray into the general N-body calculation was made in Dine, Echols, and Gray (2000).
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
However, see for an initial foray into random waves.
Extreme statistics of complex random and quantum chaotic states
In fact, our initial foray into tightness started with variations of SAT.
Consistency and Random Constraint Satisfaction Models
As a first foray into the problem of cooperative binding, we examine a toy model which reflects some of the full complexity of binding in hemoglobin.
A First Exposure to Statistical Mechanics for Life Scientists
The statement, and the proof, of this latter result requires a foray into some homological algebra of differential graded modules over differential graded algebras.
Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support
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