Examples of sortie in a Sentence
an occasional sortie to the city to rummage through some of its numerous used-book stores
Recent Examples of sortie from the Web
The Tuskegee Airmen were credited with shooting down or damaging 409 enemy aircraft while flying more than 15,000 sorties over North Africa and Europe.
Following the public outcry from the strike, the U.S.-led coalition sharply decreased the number of sorties over Mosul in April, according to data analyzed by the nonprofit monitoring group Airwars.
His Scorpions flew more than 700 missions and maintained a 100 percent sortie accomplishment rate, according to the Navy.
For the moment, our press outlets and our intelligence agencies seem to be mounting nothing organized, just running stray sorties.
And last summer, Turkey allowed the United States to use Incirlik Air Base to fly sorties over the group’s territory in Syria and Iraq.
Attack sorties in North Vietnam have risen from about 4,000 per month at the end of last year to 6,000 per month in the first quarter of this year and 12,000 per month at present….
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Origin and Etymology of sortie
French, from Middle French, from sortir to go out, leave
First Known Use: 1778See Words from the same year
SORTIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sortie for English Language Learners
: a sudden attack in which a group of soldiers rush forward against an enemy
: a mission or attack by a single plane
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