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foray
used in The Poisonwood Bible

4 uses
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Definition
a brief venture by a person or company that is different than the kinds of activities they usually do
  • I came back from my spying foray one afternoon to find her playing "Mother May I?" with half the village's children.
    Book 2 — Revelation (25% in)
  • 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.
    Book 2 — Revelation (6% in)
  • In following Methuselah on his slow forays through the forest, I discovered the boys and men practicing drills.
    Book 2 — Revelation (53% in)
  • 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.
    Book 3 — Judges (97% in)

There are no more uses of "foray" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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