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fray
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Cyrano de Bergerac
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as in: into the fray Define
a noisy fight, controversial debate, or other exciting situation
  • ) RAGUENEAU (to Cyrano): Know you who might be the hero of the fray?
  • ) THE CADET (rising and coming down): The story of the fray!

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  • I’m hesitant to join the fray.
  • But if she rushed into the fray herself she would be first censured, then despised, and finally ignored.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View

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unspecified meaning
  • (She puts on her mask and veil quickly; then, absently): You have not told me of your last night’s fray.
  • ’Pink-your-Doublet’ and ’Slit-your-Trunk,’ In brawl and skirmish they show their spunk, Give rendezvous in broil and fray; ’Pink-your-Doublet’ and ’Slit-your-Trunk’ Are their gentlest sobriquets!

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as in: frayed cloth Define
showing wear with threads beginning to separate and hang loose
as in: frayed nerves Define
emotionally strained (worn thin)
as in: into the fray Define
a noisy fight, controversial debate, or other exciting situation
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