I remember that the valiant Marino Contarino died in this affray; and, with immortal example, the four brothers Cornaro; alas!
This was by no means a terrifying conclusion to men inured to affray.
Nothing was done, and probably there would not have been any thing done, had I been killed in the affray.
A white man and a colored woman were indicted for an affray.
I have never been at one; and the name suggests nothing but an affray with bayonets.
The affray had burst over the slumbering town like a thunderclap.
Neither Wingrove nor I had an opportunity of taking part in the affray.
That we had some hurt of such an affray goes without saying.
Then some of them, collecting again, held a hurried council, and sent off messengers with the news of this affray.
And then there was their own resentment as to that affray at Scumberg's.
c.1300, "state of alarm produced by a sudden disturbance," from Old French effrei, esfrei "disturbance, fright," from esfreer (v.) "to worry, concern, trouble, disturb," from Vulgar Latin *exfridare, literally "to take out of peace," from Latin ex- "out of" (see ex-) + Frankish *frithu "peace," from Proto-Germanic *frithuz "peace, consideration, forbearance" (cf. Old Saxon frithu, Old English friðu, Old High German fridu "peace, truce"), from PIE root *pri- "to be friendly, love" (see free (adj.)). Meaning "breach of the peace, riotous fight in public" is from late 15c. Related verb afrey (early 14c.) survives almost exclusively in its past participle, afraid (q.v.).