Definition of sortie:
skirmish, spin, campaign, encounter, cruise, bayonet, circuit, wisecrack, effort, struggle, go, crossing, sally, day trip, carve up, mission, stand, sashay, excursion, bombard, attempt, carpet-bomb, quip, counterattack, try, push, incursion, junket, outing, trial run, sallying forth, crack, expedition, ramble, exploration, commute, detonate, bomb out, chase, bomb, flight, pitched battle, drive, jaunt, blitz.
- "Queen Sheba's Ring", H. Rider Haggard.
The lone lady herself made a sortie against him once; but one glance at the amiable smile, " which was child- like and bland," disarmed her, and it was reported that she subsequently sent him out half- a- pint of beer.- "The English Gipsies and Their Language", Charles G. Leland.
- "The Invasion", William Le Queux.