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Word: ambush

Definition: act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.


Sentences Containing 'ambush'

``Do you not think with me, M. de Villefort, that General Quesnel, whom they believed attached to the usurper, but who was really entirely devoted to me, has perished the victim of a Bonapartist ambush?''
The general fell, then, in a loyal duel, and not in ambush as it might have been reported.
Jugs of water, and watering-pots, were kept in secret places ready to be discharged on the offending boys; sticks were laid in ambush behind the door; sallies were made at all hours; and incessant war prevailed.
If I hesitated, she was taken with that wonderful disorder which was always lying in ambush in her system, ready, at the shortest notice, to prey upon her vitals.
The fact is, the Time Traveller was one of those men who are too clever to be believed: you never felt that you saw all round him; you always suspected some subtle reserve, some ingenuity in ambush, behind his lucid frankness.
It is modest and retiring, it lies in ambush, waits and waits.

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