Usage examples for fray

  1. They who had been hurt in the fray in the hall, pointed to their still smarting wounds, and called upon Lennox to say if they did not plead against so dangerous a man? – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  2. The smith alone, who had as yet taken no active part in the fray, seemed to gather himself up in determined opposition as the cavalier now advanced within a few steps of him. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  3. For he was a wanderer, and it is said of him that once he sailed to a new land far across the ocean, and won home again after many strange adventures, to die at last here in England in some fray. – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  4. When the animal had decided to fight its enemy or was forced to fight, or determined to prey, then was the time for the drive system to do its utmost to speed up everything that would help in the fight, while the check system came into play to hinder whatever would interfere or burden in the fray. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  5. I destroyed all the weapons I could lay hold of, much to the disgust of the remaining spy, who had kept quiet all through the fray. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  6. They had scarcely entered it when they heard ahead of them the sound of a fray. – At Agincourt by G. A. Henty
  7. " For such a fray we shall not long wait," answered Rienzi. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  8. And I, after that I carried the white shield and the King's broad spear into many a fray, and the might of the Amandebeli stood as it had ever done, nor was the arm of Dingane stretched out again to strike us until- Well, there came a time. – The White Shield by Bertram Mitford
  9. Within a minute's time an alarm of natives was given, and starting up I saw from twenty to thirty on some sandhills to the north of us, distant about two hundred yards; their spears were fixed in their throwing- sticks and they evidently were prepared for a fray. – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2) by George Grey
  10. Gentle in the tent and terrible in the fray, the minstrel should forget his craft ere the Rhine should forget its hero. – The Pilgrims Of The Rhine by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  11. This done I set my bearers, being the most useless part of the community, from a fighting point of view, to the task of attending the injured, and turned to watch the fray. – Maiwa's Revenge The War of the Little Hand by H. Rider Haggard
  12. His truth protecting, Prayer and duty ne'er neglecting, Fearless, victory expecting, Prepare you for the fray! – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  13. The arrival of Monseigneur, in his dressing- gown, put an end to the fray. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  14. We do not intend to take either of you out of the fray but we are going to put into your hands the things you need to win the battle. – Ted and the Telephone by Sara Ware Bassett
  15. I even grew impatient for the fray, and could not after all sit still as long as I had intended. – A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung
  16. But he rose before it was day, resolved to be somehow concerned in the fray; and understanding that the stranger had a companion, set him down immediately for his own antagonist. – The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smollett
  17. She had not been eight days at Val- Fray, when Mrs. Durrien declared positively that it would be impossible for her ever to part with her. – The Waif of the "Cynthia" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
  18. Kenny and his megaphone returned to the fray. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple