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Definitions of sally

  1. witty remark
  2. a venture off the beaten path; " a sally into the wide world beyond his home"
  3. a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
  4. To leap or rush out; to burst forth; to issue suddenly; as a body of troops from a fortified place to attack besiegers; to make a sally.
  5. A leaping forth; a darting; a spring.
  6. A rushing or bursting forth; a quick issue; a sudden eruption; specifically, an issuing of troops from a place besieged to attack the besiegers; a sortie.
  7. An excursion from the usual track; range; digression; deviation.
  8. A flight of fancy, liveliness, wit, or the like; a flashing forth of a quick and active mind.
  9. Transgression of the limits of soberness or steadiness; act of levity; wild gayety; frolic; escapade.
  10. A sudden rushing forth of troops from a fortified place to attack a besieging enemy; sudden outburst of wit.
  11. To rush out, as troops from a besieged town; rush forth suddenly.
  12. Sallied.
  13. Sallying.
  14. A leaping or bursting out: a sudden rushing forth of troops to attack besiegers: excursion: outburst of fancy, wit, etc.: levity.
  15. To rush out suddenly:- pa. t. and pa. p. sallied.
  16. To make a sally; set out with spirit.
  17. A rushing forth; starting out; sortie.
  18. A sudden overflow of wit or merriment.
  19. A rushing forth of troops from a besieged place to attack the besiegers; sprightly outburst; flight; excursion; act of levity; frolic.
  20. To issue or rush out suddenly.
  21. A sudden rush of troops from a besieged place to attack the besiegers; an excursion; sprightly exertion; wild gaiety; a flight of fancy.
  22. To rush out, as troops from a besieged town; to issue suddenly.

Usage examples for sally

  1. Are you sure, Sally? – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  2. That's possible; but I wish I had found out from Aunt Sally if she knew the name of the grandfather who is ill. – The Dragon's Secret by Augusta Huiell Seaman
  3. " Yas, she sure have saved his life," said Sally. – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  4. " Yes, I do," Sally replied, simply. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  5. When he went out to the desperate sally he would go with fresh men and fresh horses. – Dwellers in the Hills by Melville Davisson Post
  6. They are all prepared to go out; so they sally forth joyfully, kissing each other on the way. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  7. When Sally and I were your age, we were beautifully innocent. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  8. " Then I'll wait, too," says Sally. – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  9. Why should you go a- spendin' all your little savin's upon Sally Eldridge? – Opportunities by Susan Warner
  10. We sally out and pull them in, shouting to the soldiers, now as angry as the mob, not to shoot. – The New Germany by George Young
  11. " Sally, you must remember-" Mr. Bentley began. – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  12. Don't be hard on him, Sally! – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  13. " Yes: that is what he said," says Sally, in a innocent way. – Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  14. But there unfortunately it ended, and no more big shells came our way, and we contented ourselves with a parting sally. – The Siege of Mafeking (1900) by J. Angus Hamilton
  15. I want to ship on the Sally. – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  16. " You go, Sally," said Mrs. Pratt to the oldest girl, a child of fourteen, who had been listening, wide- eyed, to the conversation. – A Campfire Girl's Test of Friendship by Jane L. Stewart
  17. At morning we sally in quest of the grain Kind nature in plenty supplies, We skip o'er the beautiful wide- stretching plain, And sport in the vault of the skies. – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  18. Aunt Sally has done everything- all she could. – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  19. Sally Ann's not to be trusted. – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke
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