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We booked excursions at every port where our cruise ship stopped.
  a short journey taken for pleasure


a digression from the main path of a journey
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  • We booked excursions at every port where our cruise ship stopped.
  • many summer excursions to the shore
  • Every seat was crowded, too; for it was Sunday, and consequently everybody was taking a "pleasure" excursion.
    Mark Twain  --  A Tramp Abroad
  • Being now destitute of provisions, the travellers found it necessary to make a short hunting excursion after buffalo.
    Washington Irving  --  The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the far West

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  • At the mention of an excursion, the four children were wild with delight, and, capering around me, clapped their hands for joy.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • This excursion into a populated area is dangerous but necessary.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • No accounts exist of any of these excursions, am I right?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Finally I figured if I’m caught, I’m caught, because whether I went back now or kept going, one way or another word of my late-night excursion would circle back to my dad.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Still without money in my prison account, I was washing with loaned soap and was deeply envious of the other prisoners’ weekly shopping excursions.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • "No long excursions about police corruption," I said.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • They still spent most of each day at or near the summer den, but they were usually so tired from their nightly excursions that they did little but sleep.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • She was a widow, I a bachelor (if a father), both of us well into our middle years, and to step together among the drooping peonies was as innocent as any Sunday excursion in a botanical park.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I would spend the following day going through all the paperwork and canceling every trip, every excursion I had booked.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Meg glowered at me as if our little Greek excursion had been my fault and not . well, only indirectly my fault.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • He even let me tag along with him on his excursions about town.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • A bus had been bought to take people who needed it on excursions.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • When she died I was able to physically leave the place I’d been making little mind excursions from ever since I learned to read.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  My Mother, Literature, and a Life Split Neatly into Two Halves
  • Relatives in Savannah and Hilton Head hired an excursion boat to transport mourners to the island.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Sometimes we made a weekend excursion to the hippopotamus island in the river, above the rapids.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • ’Sophie had looked forward to their excursion for days.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • We were by ourselves, on a two-week excursion that turned out to have something to do with Ben’s business.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • I’m feeling rather hungry after that excursion.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • After the day’s excursion, the boat would take off again, slowly down the river, and the afternoon would stretch out without a plan or obligation.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • That would put an end to this little excursion very quickly and probably earn me a cable noose around my neck.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • If she could, my wife would accompany me on my evening excursions, for one of her Many loves was poetry.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • Is it for a sea excursion?
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Sir Henry had numerous papers to examine after breakfast, so that the time was propitious for my excursion.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • It was nearly one o’clock when Sherlock Holmes returned from his excursion.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • This little dog lived in their shed, sleeping beside Karataev at night; it sometimes made excursions into the town but always returned again.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I said in a way that suggested the excursion could not be over too soon.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • When I was about five years old, while making an excursion beyond the frontiers of Italy, they passed a week on the shores of the Lake of Como.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • In the spring we made excursions to various places of interest.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • This is not a weekend excursion-
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Monsieur does not then renounce his excursion for this evening?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • When I came back from the East last autumn I felt that I wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever; I wanted no more riotous excursions with privileged glimpses into the human heart.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • The shopping excursion was the first of many encounters between my grandfather and this man, who would become a mentor, teacher, and friend to him.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • She read a story once about a middle-aged Turkish man who had suddenly slipped into a deep depression when the twin brother he never knew existed had suffered a fatal heart attack while on a canoe excursion in the Amazon rain forest.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • They were busy making the necessary arrangements to alter the route of the Southampton and Portsmouth Sunday League excursions.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • We began our excursion up to Pine Knob the following Saturday, each of us carrying a paper bag full of bottles filled with different mixes.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Mr. Cruncher beguiled the earlier watches of the night with solitary pipes, and did not start upon his excursion until nearly one o’clock.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • No excursions, no calls.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • The next day was as fine as its predecessor: it was devoted by the party to an excursion to some site in the neighbourhood.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Let’s go back to New York together and take one of those excursion boat trips around the island of Manhattan.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He made a brief excursion up the Bill Williams River, a tributary of the Colorado, then continued downstream through the Colorado River Indian Reservation, the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • To console himself he had to drink a good deal, and he went back to Packingtown about two o’clock in the morning, very much the worse for his excursion, and, it must be confessed, entirely deserving the calamity that was in store for him.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • It used to be our only excursion.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • Harry planned his excursion carefully, because he had been caught out of bed and out-of-bounds by Filch the caretaker in the middle of the night once before, and had no desire to repeat the experience.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • He was dressed like a normal American teen on an outdoor excursion—a black workout top that fit him quite well, hiking pants, and boots.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • He tried to piece it all together, to go back to the normal pattern of life a few short days ago before the sieve and the sand, Denham’s Dentifrice, moth-voices, fireflies, the alarms and excursions, too much for a few short days, too much, indeed, for a lifetime.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Beyond the shadow of a doubt, this venerable witch-lady had heard Mr. Dimmesdale’s outcry, and interpreted it, with its multitudinous echoes and reverberations, as the clamour of the fiends and night-hags, with whom she was well known to make excursions in the forest.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
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