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noun as in barrage

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Far from it if the volley of concerns toward the company in recent weeks is anything to go by.

From Digiday

It is the place where the current hostilities began about two weeks ago, with a volley of shots from a sniper rifle.

From Time

Agency bureaucrats and journalists responded with a volley of lawsuits, whistleblower complaints and a petition demanding the removal of Pack’s appointees.

I saw the head-jockeying, open-mouth volleys that blurred into unrecognizability in real time.

USTR hurled an even bigger tariff volley — and so it went until the end of 2019, when the administration delayed a new round of consumer goods tariffs set to go into effect right before Christmas.

An initial volley of missiles killed five people in the home, and 10 minutes later a second volley killed up to 11 rescuers.

This was the rear guard of an army that lost a battle, firing one last volley before retreating.

The stories trailed off at the firing of the three-volley salute and as Taps began to play.

But given the volley of claim and counterclaim, it seems unlikely that this will, in fact, be the final exchange.

That, it appears, is the first volley in what will inevitably become a protracted conflict.

A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.

A volley did sound, and instantly; but it came from the rocks above, and three of the villains fell.

At once the sepoys at the Kashmir Gate fired a volley at the nearest officers, of whom three fell dead.

Firing a random volley, those that lived turned and fled, pursued by the scouts.

The bushes seemed to burst into smoke and flame, and then came a crashing volley in return.


On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to volley, such as: burst, crossfire, firing, gunfire, salvo, and battery.

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