Definitions

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  • v. set out in a sudden, energetic or violent manner

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Examples

  • Now the first to charge upon them were I and my troops, and I said to my companions, ‘Abide in your places, whilst I sally forth to them and provoke Al – Dimiryat to combat singular.’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Kafid again pushed into the plain and did duty as before, while each man strove his best to snatch victory for himself; and Kafid cried out to his men, saying, ‘Is there any of you will sally forth into the field and open us the chapter of fray and fight?’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then the trader wept in presence of King Rumzan, saying that he was an old man and infirm; and he bemoaned himself till the King felt for him and had compassion on him; and likewise did King Kanmakan and they swore that they would sally forth upon the thieves.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • They had arrived from Paris that morning, and were about to sally forth with M. Zola in search of M.. Fletcher M.ulton, Q.C., to whom they had brought a letter of introduction from M.itre Labori.

    With Zola in England

  • It is that I shall don a light tunic and take a headless lance, with a pennon dipped in saffron, whilst the Persian champions sally forth and tilt against me with sharp spears.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then he came to this country and fortifying himself herein, established his home in this place, whence he is wont to sally forth and cut the road of all that come and go, presently returning to the valley he haunteth.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then he watched Gharib till one day, he went forth to hunt and rode far away amongst the dells and hills; whereupon Mardas followed him with his men, ill-omened wights, and lay in wait for him by the way against he should return from the chase that they might sally forth and slay him.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • In this place he lay two full days, but Allah made the salt the means of preserving his life by staunching the blood and staying its flow Presently, feeling himself able to move, Al – Nashshar rose and opened the trap door in fear and trembling and crept out into the open; and Allah protected him, so that he went on in the darkness and hid himself in the vestibule till dawn, when he saw the accursed beldam sally forth in quest of other quarry.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • They are no petty fishlings, these suckers that sally forth against the braggart waters.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • Roum, and relate to them their tidings and they will sally forth on the Moslems with their troops and will destroy them and will not leave one of them alive.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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