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Definition a brief venture by a person or company that is different than the kinds of activities they usually do
  • The scientist has a successful foray into local politics.
  • The baby who brought my grandparents to Ohio didn't survive her first week. ... Mamaw's first foray into adulthood ended in tragedy.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • foray = attempt to do something new
  • 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
  • foray = raid; or unusual attempt
  • Two decades later, I ran into the teacher who had endured my first foray into kindergarten.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • foray = attempt to do something new
  • The teacher gushed, and I received two pieces of candy for my foray into subtraction, a skill we'd learned only days before.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • foray = attempt to do something new
  • "Early forays by Risley into the realm of female symbolish and the charismatic naure of domestic objects," says Charna.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • But the following year, at the foretold foray at the ford, he overcame her, and actually lived to die another day.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • One evening I got back to the barracks late from a wood-gathering foray outside the walls.
    Corrie ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • When I wake, somehow I feel even more drained by this than my usual nighttime forays into blood and terror.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • 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 surely have hunted and forayed and fought all the days of my life.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • 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
  • 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
  • Every foray was life-or-death–clothes were not a priority.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • 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
  • Sally Jean said that she had heard there was a foray of things to do, Graceland to name just one.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • As that was actually my first foray into a girl's locker room, I have to say no."
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • 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
  • The Wide Patrols began as mere forays or raids, led by Woundwort, into the surrounding country.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • Claudia made this pronouncement with the same fearless zeal that characterized her forays into fishing and farming and everything else.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge

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