sallying forth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sallying forth a venture off the beaten path "a sally into the wide world beyond his home"
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Usage

In literature:

The two women would sally forth by the postern door, and make for the forest.
"The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Bishops at 1 and 20 have not yet moved, but 2 and 19 have sallied forth and returned.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
With all her sons wounded or dead, the old woman sallied forth.
"The River and I" by John G. Neihardt
Vitellius expressed his gratitude to them and bade them sally forth to protect the city.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
We now sallied forth to view the town.
"Servia, Youngest Member of the European Family" by Andrew Archibald Paton
A few minutes later the town sallied forth in pairs and decorous excitement.
"The Astonishing History of Troy Town" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Jo sallied forth to the camp, anxious to know what had happened.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
Wilkinson's plans had broken down; so Coristine left him at the village hostelry, and sallied forth on exploration bent.
"Two Knapsacks" by John Campbell
Later our ratel sallied forth to "face the world" again.
"The Way of the Wild" by F. St. Mars
Everybody on the ranch was up before the sun, and after a hasty breakfast they sallied forth to town.
"Bert Wilson in the Rockies" by J. W. Duffield
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In poetry:

Don Diego de Ordonez
Sallied forth in front of all,
And shouted loud his challenge
To the warders on the wall.
"The Challenge. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Third)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
CLARIN. From the citadel at hand,
Leagured round, an armed band
As to certain victory
Sallies forth with flags unfurled.
"Life Is A Dream - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
For the distant, happy islands
Now the vessel sallies forth,
And the southern fruits, all-golden,
Pours upon the eager north.
"Punch Song (To be sung in the Northern Countries)" by Friedrich von Schiller
"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

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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