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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SALLIED

The naked flats were very wide, and we sallied out, with the bridge as our guide.

Then they took up the box between them, and sallied out to meet the mail.

After breakfast he and Climene sallied forth to take the air upon the quays.

As they sallied forth, Seuthes rose to accompany them, like the soberest of men.

At once the Apaches sallied forth from their cover in full cry after him.

De Guzman sallied out to meet them and was killed at the head of his troops.

He soon returned with his cap, and they sallied out together.

With the first streak of day I sallied out to find the means of locomotion.

I imagined they had sallied, and made the confusion I observed.

He treated himself to a third scotch whisky, and sallied out into the rain.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "a sudden rush, dash, or springing forth; specifically of troops from a besieged place, attacking the besiegers," from Middle French saillie "a rushing forth," noun use of fem. past participle of saillir "to leap," from Latin salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)). Sally-port "gate or passage in a fortification to afford free egress to troops in making a sally" is from 1640s.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.