sally forth

VERB
  1. set out in a sudden, energetic or violent manner
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How To Use sally forth In A Sentence

  • Their mountainous homeland with its fortress valleys was a near impregnable base from which to sally forth.
  • In like manner the commander of Fort Casimir, when he found his martial spirit waxing too hot within him, would sally forth into the fields and lay about him most lustily with his sabre; decapitating cabbages by platoons; hewing down lofty sunflowers, which he termed gigantic Swedes; and if, perchance, he espied a colony of big-bellied pumpkins quietly basking in the sun, "Ah! caitiff Yankees!" would he roar, "have I caught ye at last? Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete
  • Countless specialists do sally forth to the unknown, the archives have been opened up to the public and geography breathes again. Times, Sunday Times
  • Journalists then, are set to become the butt of criticism and jokes, even as they sally forth to the frontlines.
  • It was in this mood that he would occasionally dress up, go for a shave, and, putting on his gloves, sally forth quite actively.
  • We need, therefore, to sally forth once more into the mathematical jungle of vector spaces.
  • After an excellent dinner of squid, shrimp, and vegetables, we sally forth in search of a pub, but are unable to find one.
  • Round the corner of an old building pour forth a company of soldiers in "undress" — very "undress" — costume, looking like a troop of navvies, though one-half may be men of fortune and position, who at home command their hundred servants and their carriages and horses, but here willingly, eagerly, shoulder their axe, and sally forth at dawn of day to throw up breastworks and erect batteries. Yorktown, Virginia
  • Countless specialists do sally forth to the unknown, the archives have been opened up to the public and geography breathes again. Times, Sunday Times
  • He worried that in a depressed global economy, without enough spending to go around, countries would sally forth and grab a bit of extra demand for themselves by weakening their currencies.
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