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  • I was on my weekly foray for water.†   (source)
  • In that first week at the Creek, the cafeteria served fried chicken, chicken-fried steak, and fried okra, which marked my first foray into the delicacy that is the fried vegetable.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • When I wake, somehow I feel even more drained by this than my usual nighttime forays into blood and terror.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Hardly encouraged by my first foray into thievery, I had decided that today was a begging day.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The expedition's many forays into the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific west of South America were of decisive significance as well.†   (source)
  • One evening I got back to the barracks late from a wood-gathering foray outside the walls.†   (source)
  • Pari listens patiently as Markos Varvaris makes protracted detours into the logistical challenge that are the elections in Afghanistan, which he says Karzai will win, and then on to the Taliban's troubling forays into the north, the increasing Islamist infringement on news media, a side note or two on the overpopulation in Kabul, then on the cost of housing, lastly, before he circles back and says, "I have lived in this house now for a number of years.†   (source)
  • I came back from my spying foray one afternoon to find her playing "Mother May I?" with half the village's children.†   (source)
  • For about ten minutes, before launching their next foray into these tribal mountains, which their ancestors have ruled for centuries.†   (source)
  • They had participated in secret conversations, received certain assurances, and gone so far as to make reconnaissance forays to outlying parts of the city.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Anyway, Sarah Byrnes and I had decided to lay off Dale Thornton for a while—at least until our wounds healed—and concentrate on an exposé about Mautz's two-headed son, the outcome of his clandestine sexual foray with a group of particularly brutal aliens one night several years back when he was wigged out on cocaine.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He stared at the surrounding chaos and regretted his decision to travel with his wife and daughter, wondering how it could be possible that he had only packed two bags for this foray into the outside world when they had amassed a carload of dishes and a parade of servants that had nothing to do with the purpose of the trip.†   (source)
  • They looked like father and son long apart, passionately met, embraced, yet more embraced, as the man lifted his wounded hand to gently touch the stricken face as the crowd, the teem, of illustrations shivered and flew now this way and that in microscopic forays quickly abandoned.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Every foray was life-or-death-clothes were not a priority.†   (source)
  • 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).†   (source)
  • They dressed out the deer and hung it in the junipers to cool and they made a foray on the slope for wood.†   (source)
  • The drop-in visits, forays to the schoolroom, and bedtime stories are unscheduled, but rolling around on the floor is a cherished morning routine.†   (source)
  • The Wide Patrols began as mere forays or raids, led by Woundwort, into the surrounding country.†   (source)
  • As that was actually my first foray into a girl's locker room, I have to say no.†   (source)
  • And it greatly fazed him, it made him want to chip away, make boyish forays, place claims on my attention.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Claudia made this pronouncement with the same fearless zeal that characterized her forays into fishing and farming and everything else.†   (source)
  • Both sides staged sporadic night raids on the other's lines, or launched forays to capture hay and livestock from nearby harbor islands.†   (source)
  • Cort napped in the afternoon so that he could enjoy his evening tomcat forays into the mazed and filthy brothels of the lower town to the fullest extent Jamie knew in a flash of intuition, knew what was to come, and in his fear and ecstasy he was torn between following Roland and going after the others.†   (source)
  • According to Clay, the prevailing explanation for my foray into the Josh Bennett Dead Zone is that I must already be dead.†   (source)
  • He is said to be a Venezuelan, the son of a fanatically devoted but not very prominent Marxist attorney (the Ilich is the father's salute to Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, and partially explains "Carlos' " forays into extremist terrorism) who sent the young boy to Russia for the major part of his education, which included espionage training at the Soviet compound in Novgorod.†   (source)
  • Jaime made excuses for his nightly forays, but he was not so foolish as to think that they were believed.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I have my mother's thin blood, the kind so easily forayed by a chilly draft, an unexpected rain.†   (source)
  • Sally Jean said that she had heard there was a foray of things to do, Graceland to name just one.†   (source)
  • She had studied it; she had made forays into it; but mostly she had stood by while others braved the field.†   (source)
  • Clearly, he was relieved that I had not been a tactical officer on a reconnaisance foray through the barracks.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Two decades later, I ran into the teacher who had endured my first foray into kindergarten.   (source)
    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.   (source)
  • Reluctantly, he forced himself to permit a momentary intellectual foray into the impossible.†   (source)
  • These frequent forays into Wizarding territory brought them within occasional sight of Snatchers.†   (source)
  • He planned forays to public gardens and parks and the grounds of the old Paris exposition.†   (source)
  • So much for her spontaneous foray into primal motherhood.†   (source)
  • These forays terrify his security detail.†   (source)
  • I feel vulnerable and I haven't evengone on any of your silly, childish forays against The Ten.†   (source)
  • There must be lots of paper lying around, in unburned interior spaces that are still leak-free, and pens and pencils; he's seen them on his scavenging forays but he's never bothered taking any.†   (source)
  • In following Methuselah on his slow forays through the forest, I discovered the boys and men practicing drills.†   (source)
  • For security reasons, I'm going to call him Ben Sharmak, and suffice to say he's a leader of a serious Taliban force, a sinister mountain man known to make forays into the cities and known also to have been directly responsible for several lethal attacks on U.S. Marines, always with bombs.†   (source)
  • I waited there until he returned from his forays in the dark, sleeping on the big leather sofa or reading one of his mom's battered paperback romance novels with the buffed-out, half-naked guys on the covers and the ladies dressed in full-length ball gowns caught in midswoon.†   (source)
  • The adults must have deduced this already, from his long stick and the way he's tied his sheet: he's gone on journeys before, or that's what he's called his looting forays into the trailer parks and adjacent pleeblands.†   (source)
  • It was puddled on top of a faux fur tiger costume that Josie had worn one Halloween and kept for dress-up-Alex's first and last foray into sewing.†   (source)
  • So "fire" meant longer and longer forays into the forest, stealing fallen branches from under the blunt-eyed gaze of snakes, just for one single bucket of drinkable water.†   (source)
  • I squatted low with my chin on my knees and watched my bare feet change slowly from dark auburn, to speckled, to white as the ants dispersed and forayed out into the bottom of the canoe.†   (source)
  • But somehow, she'd expected that this second foray into motherhood would produce a child like her first-Joey, a golden boy who would make passersby turn their heads, stop her as she pushed the stroller to tell her what a beautiful child she had.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Jason's imagination floated, making quick sharp forays into reality and fantasy, swiftly searching for the words that might be found in the gospel according to St. Alex.†   (source)
  • Attention shifted to naval engagements between the French and British in the West Indies and to British forays into the South, where, in the spring of 1779, the Americans were defeated at Briar Creek, Georgia.†   (source)
  • But since they'd chased her away from the hot springs last night—chased her halfway to Canada, according to Jacob—she'd yet to make another foray.†   (source)
  • Many were exhausted, having spent Sunday cleaning out the stables as punishment for their foray aboard the Kestrel.†   (source)
  • "Early forays by Risley into the realm of female symbolish and the charismatic naure of domestic objects," says Charna.†   (source)
  • "They are deep dwellers," he said, "knurlan who have forsaken the surface of the land for the world below, except for occasional forays above.†   (source)
  • It's a little-known fact that Adam Wilde's first foray into playing rock music in front of an audience might never have happened had Jonah Hamilton not pitched in for a keg.†   (source)
  • It seemed in any case a wise course for the moment, since this foray of the men of Gondor had made a journey in Ithilien more dangerous than ever.†   (source)
  • Being that it was his first foray into the South, Adams might have been disturbed by the sight of slaves at work.†   (source)
  • Skirting the fires and tables and groups of harried men, the cook led them to a collection of large wooden pens, which contained pigs, cattle, geese, goats, sheep, rabbits, and a number of wild deer the Varden's foragers had captured during their forays into the surrounding wilderness.†   (source)
  • After our interrogation of Molligen, I had thought that he would issue a warning thatsomeone was on the trail of The Ten and the organization would lie low I had thought our secret foray against them had rendered The Ten impotent because we were as invisible and undetected as they were.†   (source)
  • After meeting with Governor John Connally two days ago, the much-needed political foray is a done deal.†   (source)
  • He knows that his brother's foray into civil rights will fail if the rally at the Lincoln Memorial turns hostile or is sparsely attended.†   (source)
  • JFK sits in the backseat, on the right-hand side, patting his hair into place after his foray into the crowd.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And then she bent down and glued upon my lips a wonderful moist rubbery kiss, replete with a surprising tongue which made a quick playful foray in my mouth, then vanished.†   (source)
  • I realized, in a stunning rush of clarity, that I had banished her from my thoughts during that aborted foray into Virginia for the simple reason that my subconscious had forbidden me to foresee or to accept what my mind in its all too excruciating awareness now insisted upon: that something terrible was going to happen to her, and to Nathan, and that my desperate journey to Brooklyn could in no way alter the fate they had embraced.†   (source)
  • He shmoozed and whispered around the edge of her lips with his own lips and stuck his tongue in her mouth, insinuating it there with droll titillating little forays and retreats, making movements gently copulatory.†   (source)
  • The martial image is apt in another way because soon after I begin making my more aggressive forays there in the semi-dark, fingering the arch of her thigh or trying to get my paw tucked in between her clamped knees, she yanks that flailing tongue out of my mouth and mutters things like: "Whoa there, Colonel Mosby!"†   (source)
  • It was into this enchanted bower that Sophie was to stray during the early fall of 1943, at a time when by night the billowing flames from the Birkenau crematoriums blazed so intensely that the regional German military command, situated one hundred kilometers away near Cracow, grew apprehensive lest the fires attract enemy air forays, and when by day a bluish veil of burning human flesh beclouded the golden autumnal sunlight, sifting out over garden and paddling pool and orchard and stable and hedgerow its sickish sweet, inescapably pervasive charnel-house mist.†   (source)
  • They had been in the illstarred foray but had separated from the others after the shooting.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Later I came awake with a sudden start, remembering the fright and tension that had accompanied my foray into crime.†   (source)
  • In the tranquil death-chamber, beside the dead body now in everyday clothing-here, too, Rieux felt it brooding, that elemental peace which, when he was sitting many nights before on the terrace high above the plague, had followed the brief foray at the gates.†   (source)
  • But the following year, at the foretold foray at the ford, he overcame her, and actually lived to die another day.32 A curious, perhaps playful, echo of the symbolism of salvation in a yonder world dimly sounds in the final passage of the Pueblo folktale of Water Jar Boy.†   (source)
  • Gawaine and Mordred came straight to Camelot from their foray among the Old Ones, but Agravaine did not come with them.†   (source)
  • The families of the men who had been in the ill-starred Klan foray did call first, but called with obvious infrequency thereafter.†   (source)
  • This group was always linked in her mind with Frank's death, and the late hours Rhett kept these days reminded her still more of the times preceding the Klan foray when Frank lost his life.†   (source)
  • The gang fell asunder and there were no more nightly forays or battles on the rocks.†   (source)
  • I surely have hunted and forayed and fought all the days of my life.†   (source)
  • She had been made to ride at the head of infamous forays and drives.†   (source)
  • A name credited with a dozen murders, a hundred forays, and a thousand stealings of cattle.†   (source)
  • In some long-forgotten foray, the building had been unroofed and almost demolished.†   (source)
  • Glaze—Stone Bridge—Sterling, villages to the north, had risen against the invasion of Gentile settlers and the forays of rustlers.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Judy made these forays upon the helpless and defeated without malice, indeed half unconscious that there was anything mischievous in what she did.†   (source)
  • Zenith, with its saloons, was fifteen miles from Mohalis and the University of Winnemac; half an hour by the huge, roaring, steel interurban trolleys, and to Zenith the medical students went for their forays.†   (source)
  • The gang made forays into the gardens of old maids or went down to the castle and fought a battle on the shaggy weed-grown rocks, coming home after it weary stragglers with the stale odours of the foreshore in their nostrils and the rank oils of the seawrack upon their hands and in their hair.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Encamped at a quarter before nine, in good time to touch his three-cornered 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • As a general thing—as far as I could make out—these murderous adventures were not forays undertaken to avenge injuries, nor to settle old disputes or sudden fallings out; no, as a rule they were simply duels between strangers—duels between people who had never even been introduced to each other, and between whom existed no cause of offense whatever.†   (source)
  • But it never occurred to one of them to reflect that if I was such a wonderful necromancer as I was pretending to be, I ought not to need salves or instructions, or charms against enchantments, and, least of all, arms and armor, on a foray of any kind—even against fire-spouting dragons, and devils hot from perdition, let alone such poor adversaries as these I was after, these commonplace ogres of the back settlements.†   (source)
  • Now I can say I honor you still more because you dared this foray for my sake, seeing me run.†   (source)
  • But on the fourth demonic foray, then the end of life loomed up for you, Patroklos.†   (source)
  • enough to make a foray on the Trojans, killing some isolated guard, perhaps, or picking up information—overhearing plans they exchange among themselves?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Then, on a time, the king called Sir Florence, a knight, and said to him they lacked victual, And not far from hence be great forests and woods, wherein be many of mine enemies with much bestial: I will that thou make thee ready and go thither in foraying, and take with thee Sir Gawaine my nephew, Sir Wisshard, Sir Clegis, Sir Cleremond, and the Captain of Cardiff with other, and bring with you all the beasts that ye there can get.†   (source)
  • He has given unexampled supremacy over the people, victory in battle from which no fugitive returns, in forays and assaults from which there is no going back.†   (source)
  • , but Diomedes in their midst spoke out: "Nestor, pride and excitement urge me on to make a foray into the enemy camp so close at hand here.†   (source)
  • BOOK TEN Night in the Camp: A Foray They slept then, all the rest, along the shipways, captains of Akhaia, overcome nightlong by slumber; but their high commander, Agamemnon, lay beyond sweet sleep and cast about in tumult of the mind.†   (source)
  • Behind the horses in foray like a hawk on geese, with ease he doubled back, out of the Trojan din, then quickly drove full tilt upon the mass, but made no kills, though whipping in pursuit, being singlehanded in his car—unable to thrust well with a spear, needing both hands to guide the horses.†   (source)
  • A further foray produced a worn quilt, which she spread on the floor as protection against dust and splinters.†   (source)
  • Sir Fletcher should now be well dug in at his midday repast, according to the information Rupert and his assistant spies had extracted from the prison guards during their foray the evening before.†   (source)
  • No law less than ourselves owning, sailing, soldiering, thieving,
    Misers, menials, priests alarming, air breathing, water drinking, on
    the turf or the sea-beach dancing,
    Cities wrenching, ease scorning, statutes mocking, feebleness chasing,
    Fulfilling our foray.†   (source)
  • I'm aware of your motive in this foray: You all hate him, and now I see how my wife, Children, and maid conspire against his life.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Then, on a time, the king called Sir Florence, a knight, and said to him they lacked victual, And not far from hence be great forests and woods, wherein be many of mine enemies with much bestial: I will that thou make thee ready and go thither in foraying, and take with thee Sir Gawaine my nephew, Sir Wisshard, Sir Clegis, Sir Cleremond, and the Captain of Cardiff with other, and bring with you all the beasts that ye there can get.†   (source)
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