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  • The scientist has a successful foray into local politics.
  • He speaks for a long time, and his words weave a life before my eyes, the life of a dark-haired, curious-eyed child who snuck out from lessons so he could go adventuring, who waited eagerly at the edge of camp for the men of the Tribe to return from their merchant forays.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • They were one another’s second marriages, their first marital forays both disastrous and childless and never discussed; I only found out about them from an aunt and uncle when I was ten.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • I was on my weekly foray for water.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave

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  • Hardly encouraged by my first foray into thievery, I had decided that today was a begging day.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The doctor was highly skilled and noted throughout our theater of operations for his innovations in field surgery, and I hoped that I could learn from him techniques and procedures that my textbooks and manuals could only hint at, such as his preliminary forays into open-heart surgery.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Yellin arose at dawn and, tired and confused—not one of the captured criminals seemed to come from Guilder—he gathered the best of the Brute Squad and led them into the Thieves Quarter for what simply had to be the final foray.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • According to Clay, the prevailing explanation for my foray into the Josh Bennett Dead Zone is that I must already be dead.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • On a reconnaissance foray into the bowels of the great closet that harbored the jetsam and flotsam washed into the schoolroom over the years, I unearthed a brand-new automatic movie projector.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • One evening I got back to the barracks late from a wood-gathering foray outside the walls.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place

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  • Several large bluebottle flies, imprisoned by the windowpanes, made soft gummy buzzings in the stillness or sailed out on tiny forays through the air, returned, buzzed fretfully, then fell still.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "Early forays by Risley into the realm of female symbolish and the charismatic naure of domestic objects," says Charna.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • A further foray produced a worn quilt, which she spread on the floor as protection against dust and splinters.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • When I wake, somehow I feel even more drained by this than my usual nighttime forays into blood and terror.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Jem threw open the gate and sped to the side of the house, slapped it with his palm and ran back past us, not waiting to see if his foray was successful.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • On offense, the Fugees’ strength was at left forward in Josiah, a fast and agile ball handler, whose streaking forays down the sideline had resulted in a half dozen goals so far.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The ministry’s ongoing foray into political correctness, Fache argued, was weakening the department.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • I came back from my spying foray one afternoon to find her playing "Mother May I?" with half the village’s children.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Every foray was life-or-death–clothes were not a priority.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Reluctantly, he forced himself to permit a momentary intellectual foray into the impossible.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • My father was back in Washington, D.C., which made things a lot more fun around my house, primarily because I could sneak out the window again and head to the graveyard for my late night forays.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • These frequent forays into Wizarding territory brought them within occasional sight of Snatchers.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • In Book XVII, 460, Automedon making chariot forays among the Trojans is likened to an aryuinos among geese.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • So Hagar’s forays were part and parcel of the mystery of having been "lifed" by love, and while the manifestation it took was a source of great interest to them, the consequences were not.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Born to be a hunter of meat (though he did not know it), he blundered upon meat just outside his own cave-door on his first foray into the world.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • For about ten minutes, before launching their next foray into these tribal mountains, which their ancestors have ruled for centuries.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • I talked about Albuquerque, bowling alley etiquette, Los Alamos’grown cockroaches, and walk-ups in decidedly bad neighborhoods (omitting the part about my own little nighttime foray).
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Later, they would refight battles and tell children and grandchildren of pranks and forays and charges, of hunger, forced marches and wounds, but not now.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He has given you unexampled supremacy over the people, victory in battle from which no fugitive returns, in forays and assaults from which there is no going back.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Gawaine and Mordred came straight to Camelot from their foray among the Old Ones, but Agravaine did not come with them.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Even though we clients wouldn’t be asked to share in the load hauling, we would need to make repeated forays above Base Camp before the summit push in order to acclimatize.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • All she had gleaned from her forbidden media forays was that there had been ten fatalities.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He had brought many men with him; indeed all the survivors of the foray were now gathered on the slope nearby, two or three hundred strong.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • When I entered the store of my second contact, we talked in low voices, though he made no effort to be guarded or cautious in expressing his contempt for the brutes who made forays into the area.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • The gang fell asunder and there were no more nightly forays or battles on the rocks.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • When the British finally began their march toward Lexington on the morning of the nineteenth, their foray into the countryside was met — to their utter astonishment— with organized and fierce resistance.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Judy made these forays upon the helpless and defeated without malice, indeed half unconscious that there was anything mischievous in what she did.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • He could not help feeling that his first foray into Occlumency had weakened his mind’s resistance rather than strengthening it, and he wondered, with a feeling of great trepidation, what had happened to make Lord Voldemort the happiest he had been in fourteen years.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The ice had magically turned this simple everyday task into a foray against the elements: the raising of his fist in opposition to the brute power of nature and, in an act of defiance, laughing in its face.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • The expedition’s many forays into the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific west of South America were of decisive significance as well.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • They dressed out the deer and hung it in the junipers to cool and they made a foray on the slope for wood.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • I must have something that I can term exclusively my own by this foray of ours, and I have fixed on the lovely Jewess as my peculiar prize.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Encamped at a quarter before nine, in good time to touch his threecornered hat to the oldest of men as they passed in to Tellson’s, Jerry took up his station on this windy March morning, with young Jerry standing by him, when not engaged in making forays through the Bar, to inflict bodily and mental injuries of an acute description on passing boys who were small enough for his amiable purpose.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • The L.A. River, for example, became a new barrier, keeping the Mexicans in their neighborhoods over on the vast east side of the city for years, except for forays downtown.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • But in this instance it was necessary because Eragon had kept his mind carefully shielded during the scouting expedition, aside from his disembodied foray into the Ra’zac’s lair.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Some obtain these testimonials with good intentions, others put them to a cunning use; for when they go to pillage on Christian territory, if they chance to be cast away, or taken prisoners, they produce their certificates and say that from these papers may be seen the object they came for, which was to remain on Christian ground, and that it was to this end they joined the Turks in their foray.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The tale was told of old Brouwer, a most heretical disbeliever in ghosts, how he met the Horseman returning from his foray into Sleepy Hollow, and was obliged to get up behind him; how they galloped over bush and brake, over hill and swamp, until they reached the bridge; when the Horseman suddenly turned into a skeleton, threw old Brouwer into the brook, and sprang away over the tree-tops with a clap of thunder.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Later I came awake with a sudden start, remembering the fright and tension that had accompanied my foray into crime.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Her forays out of the apartment, while her husband is at work, are limited to the university within which they live, and to the historic district that flanks the campus on one edge.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • A successful marketing foray produced the first Brussels sprouts I had found in Iran and I combined them with leeks and carrots, braising them lightly.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
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