Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of affray.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of affray.

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Examples

  • Such sordid things as stabbing affrays were evidently not fit subjects for conversation with a lady.

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  • In the 1870s the New York Times observed that even the "best society" in Kentucky "streams with gore" and that the state was a nice place to live if you liked "personal affrays and private assassinations."

    Behind the Bluegrass

  • This is far more serious than the usual affrays North Korea is known to instigate.

    Stand Up to Kim Jong Il

  • “Our usually quiet city of Rome was thrown into a state of wild excitement, yesterday, by the occurrence of one of those bloody affrays which sicken the heart and fill the soul with fear, while they inspire all thinking men with forebodings for the future of a city where human life is held so cheaply, and the gravest laws are so openly set at defiance,” the Fasces reporter intones.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • “Our usually quiet city of Rome was thrown into a state of wild excitement, yesterday, by the occurrence of one of those bloody affrays which sicken the heart and fill the soul with fear, while they inspire all thinking men with forebodings for the future of a city where human life is held so cheaply, and the gravest laws are so openly set at defiance,” the Fasces reporter intones.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • It has never been charged that any circus was not fully capable of meeting force with force, and the lawless affrays of the circus lot would form a bloody narrative.

    CAT MAN by Edward Hoagland (Signet 1958)

  • This is far more serious than the usual affrays North Korea is known to instigate.

    Stand Up to Kim Jong Il

  • It has never been charged that any circus was not fully capable of meeting force with force, and the lawless affrays of the circus lot would form a bloody narrative.

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  • Regent, a man of great strength of character, aware of the mischief which usually arose from such acts of violence, had prevailed with the magistrates to keep a constant guard on foot for preventing or separating such affrays as had happened in the present case.

    The Abbot

  • Keep far away, quarrels and bitter-tongued affrays; with soft words must love be fostered.

    Ovid on love

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