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synonyms for forays

  • inroad
  • invasion
  • raid
  • attack
  • depredation
  • descent
  • irruption
  • reconnaissance
  • sally
  • sortie

antonyms for forays

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  • abstention
  • idleness
  • laziness
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How to use forays in a sentence

The Caffres, however, were not prevented from reorganising themselves for fresh forays.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
The Caffres continued to make forays within the colony, and to plunder cattle.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
These forays were conducted in much more gentlemanly fashion than the harrying of the Christian valleys in the autumn of 1915.
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
But this fort would now be a hindrance to such forays, and the slaveholders demanded that it should be destroyed.
FOUR AMERICAN INDIANSEDSON L. WHITNEY
There was, as yet, no great overpopulation of mountainous areas compelling raids or forays into piedmont zones.
THE NEW STONE AGE IN NORTHERN EUROPEJOHN M. TYLER
Here there were probably village incompatibilities—Donnybrook fairs, cattle-lifting, and forays.
THE NEW STONE AGE IN NORTHERN EUROPEJOHN M. TYLER
As he forays plentifully among the corn-fields, the inhabitants regard him as a scourge, and wage deadly war against him.
THE DESERT WORLDARTHUR MANGIN
There was nothing after this on the western coast more serious than guerrilla forays.
THE NAVAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATESWILLIS J. ABBOT.
They have not as yet risked any great battle, but in their raids and forays against the enemy are constantly successful.
THE GREAT ROUND WORLD AND WHAT IS GOING ON IN IT, VOL. 1, NO. 44, SEPTEMBER 9, 1897VARIOUS
All seasons are open for his bloodless forays, all woods and waters free to his harmless weapon.
IN NEW ENGLAND FIELDS AND WOODSROWLAND E. ROBINSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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