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But the British have retreated, you say, and there was a sortie from the fort?

It was difficult to reply to this, for a sortie was out of the question.

The question of a sortie began now to be seriously discussed.

Boone was wounded, and very nearly lost his life, in a sortie.

All the signs pointed to a sortie in force from the fortifications.

There was no mistaking the ardour with which the soldiers prepared for the sortie.

She had not been there many hours when, in a sortie, the French were repulsed.

He told Thorvald what he had noted on the night of their sortie.

Parbleu, they must have had terrible work there since the sortie began.

On the same day the second sortie occurred from Strassbourg.

WORD ORIGIN

"attack of the besieged upon the besiegers," 1778, from French sortie (16c.), literally "a going out," noun use of fem. past participle of sortir "go out," from Vulgar Latin *surctire, from Latin surrectus, past participle of surgere "rise up" (see surge (n.)).

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