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used in Don Quixote

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a noisy fight, controversial debate, or other exciting situation that usually is not well organized
  • The encamisados were all timid folk and unarmed, so they speedily made their escape from the fray and set off at a run across the plain with their lighted torches, looking exactly like maskers running on some gala or festival night.
    1.19-20 -- Volume 1 Chapters 19-20 (16% in)
  • Don Quixote, observing the respectful bearing of the Alcaide of the fortress (for so innkeeper and inn seemed in his eyes), made answer, "Sir Castellan, for me anything will suffice, for 'My armour is my only wear, My only rest the fray.'
    1.1-2 -- Volume 1 Chapters 1-2 (81% in)
  • "That I can well understand," answered Sancho; "but where shall we put this ass where we may be sure to find him after the fray is over? for I believe it has not been the custom so far to go into battle on a beast of this kind."
    1.17-18 -- Volume 1 Chapters 17-18 (62% in)
  • He was encouraged in this by perceiving that the stock of provisions carried by the ass had come safe out of the fray with the galley slaves, a circumstance that he regarded as a miracle, seeing how they pillaged and ransacked.
    1.23-24 -- Volume 1 Chapters 23-24 (7% in)
  • One morning as Don Quixote went out for a stroll along the beach, arrayed in full armour (for, as he often said, that was "his only gear, his only rest the fray," and he never was without it for a moment), he saw coming towards him a knight, also in full armour, with a shining moon painted on his shield, who, on approaching sufficiently near to be heard, said in a loud voice, addressing himself to Don Quixote, "Illustrious knight, and never sufficiently extolled Don Quixote of La...
    2.63-64 -- Volume 2 Chapter 63-64 (76% in)

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