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excursion
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

8 uses
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Definition
a short journey taken for pleasure

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a digression from the main path of a journey
  • Let us leave the banker driving his horses at their fullest speed, and follow Madame Danglars in her morning excursion.
    Chapters 67-68 (0% in)
  • Such of my readers as have made a pedestrian excursion to the south of France may perchance have noticed, about midway between the town of Beaucaire and the village of Bellegarde,—a little nearer to the former than to the latter,—a small roadside inn, from the front of which hung, creaking and flapping in the wind, a sheet of tin covered with a grotesque representation of the Pont du Gard.
    Chapters 25-26 (36% in)
  • ...himself in the use of his precious weapon; he purchased powder and ball, and everything served him for a mark—the trunk of some old and moss-grown olive-tree, that grew on the Sabine mountains; the fox, as he quitted his earth on some marauding excursion; the eagle that soared above their heads: and thus he soon became so expert, that Teresa overcame the terror she at first felt at the report, and amused herself by watching him direct the ball wherever he pleased, with as much accuracy...
    Chapters 33-34 (16% in)
  • Albert had already made seven or eight similar excursions to the Colosseum, while his less favored companion trod for the first time in his life the classic ground forming the monument of Flavius Vespasian; and, to his credit be it spoken, his mind, even amid the glib loquacity of the guides, was duly and deeply touched with awe and enthusiastic admiration of all he saw; and certainly no adequate notion of these stupendous ruins can be formed save by such as have visited them, and more...
    Chapters 33-34 (53% in)
  • Franz then related to his friend the history of his excursion to the Island of Monte Cristo and of his finding a party of smugglers there, and the two Corsican bandits with them.
    Chapters 37-38 (86% in)
  • Now, by way of having a resting-place during his excursions, avoiding the wretched cookery—which has been trying its best to poison me during the last four months, while you have manfully resisted its effects for as many years,—and obtaining a bed on which it is possible to slumber, Monte Cristo has furnished for himself a temporary abode where you first found him; but, to prevent the possibility of the Tuscan government taking a fancy to his enchanted palace, and thereby depriving him...
    Chapters 37-38 (90% in)
  • Yes; I have just made a little excursion to the Borromean Islands.
    Chapters 85-86 (13% in)
  • The weather was magnificent, and the excursion a treat.
    Chapters 113-114 (6% in)

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