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sally

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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sallysal‧ly1 /ˈsæli/ noun (plural sallies) [countable] formal  1 PMa sudden quick attack and return to a position of defence2 SAYan intelligent remark that is intended to amuse people
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sallyOliver swept off his battered top hat in ironic acknowledgement of her sally.No sallies once they get there.Monk treats Russell's sallies with humourless seriousness, trying to get us to see them as proof of intellectual irresponsibility.
sallysally2 verb (sallied, sallying, sallies)   sally forth→ See Verb table
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sallyBut Tommy was so good natured about everything and he would sally forth and start asking people where his strays might be.We need, therefore, to sally forth once more into the mathematical jungle of vector spaces.Their mountainous homeland with its fortress valleys was a near impregnable base from which to sally forth.From their orbital hive-turned-fortress, they would sally out against whoever was left and eat them alive.At the very least they must be contained and never allowed to sally out.
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Verb table
sally
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysally
he, she, itsallies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysallied
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sallied
he, she, ithas sallied
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sallied
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sally
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sallied
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sallying
he, she, itis sallying
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you, we, theyare sallying
Past
I, he, she, itwas sallying
you, we, theywere sallying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sallying
he, she, ithas been sallying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sallying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sallying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sallying
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