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fray
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The Hobbit
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as in: into the fray Define
a noisy fight, controversial debate, or other exciting situation
  • Then Beorn stooped and lifted Thorin, who had fallen pierced with spears, and bore him out 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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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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