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 Meanings and Examples of VOLLEY
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volley
 n.  flight of missiles; round of gunshots; tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  At that moment in one of the intervals of profound darkness, following the flashes, a voice was heard at his side; and almost at the same instant a volley of thunder peals rolled overhead.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
2  Whereupon Victor administered a rebuke in the form of a volley of abuse, which, owing to its rapidity and incoherence, was all but incomprehensible to Edna.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XX
3  A volley from the Hurons interrupted the discourse, and as the bullets whistled about them, Duncan saw the head of Uncas turned, looking back at himself and Munro.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
4  A shout arose from the Hurons, who seized the opportunity to fire another volley.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
5  The savages answered the insult with a yell, and immediately another volley succeeded.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
6  The lieutenant of the youth's company had encountered a soldier who had fled screaming at the first volley of his comrades.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
7  These troops had apparently been going forward with caution, their rifles held in readiness, when the youthful lieutenant had discovered them and their movement had been interrupted by the volley from the blue regiment.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 20
8  He strained his vision to learn the accomplishment of the volley, but the smoke hung before him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 20
9  There was an instant of strained silence before they threw up their rifles and fired a plumping volley at the foes.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 22
10  The swirling body of blue men came to a sudden halt at close and disastrous range and roared a swift volley.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
11  Tottering among them was the rival color bearer, whom the youth saw had been bitten vitally by the bullets of the last formidable volley.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
12  This ill-timed defiance might have procured for De Bracy a volley of arrows, but for the hasty and imperative interference of the outlaw Chief.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII.
13  The hump-backed man stared, as if in excess of amazement and indignation; then, twisting himself, dexterously, from the doctor's grasp, growled forth a volley of horrid oaths, and retired into the house.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
14  There were six troopers and six of us, so it was a close thing, but we emptied four of their saddles at the first volley.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
15  The old reprobate with the surplice burst into a volley of bad language.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
Example Sentence:
1  A gunman fired off a volley of shots into the air.
2  Even as the funeral took place, guerrillas hidden nearby fired/let off a fresh volley of machine-gun fire.
3  The troop fired a volley of bullets at the enemy, but they could not be sure how many hit their target.