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Many ladies do not like to display their "sortie du soire" before a crowded room, and you will be keeping their escort waiting.
By September the enemy had opened their trenches round Perpignan, and Prignon was entrusted with a night sortie.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Bonaparte attacked Valetta, in Malta, and in a sortie the Maltese lost the standard of their order.
But the garrison made a sortie, seized the towers, destroyed them, and killed or captured the soldiers who manned them.
BELGIUMGEORGE W. T. (GEORGE WILLIAM THOMSON) OMOND
In a sortie Bohemond the crafty and brave was wounded; Tancred's and Godfrey's valor ended in repulse.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
There was no mistaking the ardour with which the soldiers prepared for the sortie.
The most prudent course, in my opinion, would be to try a sortie; to try and open a passage for ourselves.
Lee's brilliant sortie has been checked by three of the hardest days' fighting ever witnessed in this war.
The results to the French of this great sortie were unfortunate, the casualties on their side very heavy.
Paris hoped all things of the army of the Loire, and the army of the Loire expected a successful sortie from Paris.
THE ISLE OF UNRESTHENRY SETON MERRIMAN

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