sally

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Synonyms for sally

Synonyms for sally

witty remark

a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position

a venture off the beaten path

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She glanced across the table at him, astounded by his hearty laugh in response to one of Rose's sallies.
Holmes, and not to abuse your patience, there came a night when he made one of those drunken sallies from which he never came back.
In no way wearied by his sallies on the road, he was in the drawing-room before any of us; and I heard him at the piano while I was yet looking after my housekeeping, singing refrains of barcaroles and drinking songs, Italian and German, by the score.
The palace gate flies open and a force of the jeddak's own guard, picked men from the flower of the Okarian army, sallies forth to shatter the broken regiments.
We must hold hard to this poverty, however scandalous, and by more vigorous self-recoveries, after the sallies of action, possess our axis more firmly.
Not that she was inclined to sarcasm and to impulsive sallies, as Mary was.
Our father was nearly as bad as ourselves; only that he affected not to be so much in earnest: expressing his bright hopes and sanguine expectations in jests and playful sallies, that always struck me as being exceedingly witty and pleasant.