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 Meanings and Examples of SALLY
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sally
 n.  a sudden rushing forth or activity; an excursion or trip, usually off the main course; witty remark
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  Let us summon our people, and sally forth upon them.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
2  At this sally, the boys laughed.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
3  The fifth sally was in the afternoon; it was fine, and she remained out long, walking to the very top of the valley in which Blooms-End lay.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 3 How a Little Sound Produced a Great Dream
4  Dorset greeted the sally with delight.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
5  Mr. Merriman's laugh at this sally was such a genuine outburst and so contagious that it started the dinner with an agreeable swing that never slackened.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXX
6  Most of the guests, uncertain how to regard this sally, looked at the elders.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIX
7  Then the spirits of the combatants swell in rising wrath, and now the Trojans gather swarming to the spot, and dare to close hand to hand and to sally farther out.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK NINTH
8  She saw Mr. Lawrence drive off, and then sallied out to dig her way down to the hedge, where she paused and took a survey.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIVE
9  When they had done so, they opened the gates and sallied forth, Ulysses leading the way.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXIII
10  When they had all put on their armour, they opened the gate and sallied forth, Ulysses leading the way.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXIV
11  I put on my bonnet and sallied out, thinking nothing more of the matter.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
12  Returning from my first morning stroll, I again sallied out upon this special errand.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. The Chapel.
13  There being no more to be done that day, the shop was left under the care of Lucija, and her husband sallied forth to show his friends the sights of Packingtown.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 3
14  Early in the morning they sallied forth.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 4
15  Legree, though he talked so stoutly to Cassy, still sallied forth from the house with a degree of misgiving which was not common with him.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
Example Sentence:
1  They raged around Sid like a hail-storm; and before Aunt Polly could collect her surprised faculties and sally to the rescue, six or seven clods had taken personal effect, and Tom was over the fence and gone.
2  We have made a successful sally.
3  He had thus far succeeded in fending off my conversational sallies.