Origin of sortie
Words nearby sortie
How to use sortie in a sentence
That’s appropriate, as its agents here are engaged in a kind of war, flying constant sorties against enemy forces that could spread illness across these subtropical islands if left unchecked.Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Have Come to the U.S. Will They Work?|Alejandro de la Garza / Florida Keys, Fl.|May 9, 2021|Time
My grandfather, his father, was a WW1 ace and was on the sortie which downed the Red Baron.
Lieutenant-Colonel Abercromby, who had led the only serious sortie from Yorktown, chewed his sword in impotent rage.
Many ladies do not like to display their "sortie du soire" before a crowded room, and you will be keeping their escort waiting.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
By September the enemy had opened their trenches round Perpignan, and Prignon was entrusted with a night sortie.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Bonaparte attacked Valetta, in Malta, and in a sortie the Maltese lost the standard of their order.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
But the garrison made a sortie, seized the towers, destroyed them, and killed or captured the soldiers who manned them.Belgium|George 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
British Dictionary definitions for sortie
- (of troops, etc) the act of emerging from a contained or besieged position
- the troops doing this