Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: volley

Definition: simultaneous discharge of a number of shots; V.

Sentences Containing 'volley'

A high point came at home against Leeds United when Jensen scored a spectacular volley to win the game.
All the adventures that could befall him from that time forth he regarded as already done and brought to a happy issue; he made light of enchantments and enchanters; he thought no more of the countless drubbings that had been administered to him in the course of his knight-errantry, nor of the volley of stones that had levelled half his teeth, nor of the ingratitude of the galley slaves, nor of the audacity of the Yanguesans and the shower of stakes that fell upon him; in short, he said to himself that could he discover any means, mode, or way of disenchanting his lady Dulcinea, he would not envy the highest fortune that the most fortunate knight-errant of yore ever reached or could reach.
At that moment in one of the intervals of profound darkness, following the flashes, a voice was heard at his side; and almost at the same instant a volley of thunder peals rolled overhead.
At the second volley he fell, but was not killed outright, and it was not till a third volley had been fired that he was pronounced to be dead.
Attaining a top junior ranking in the United States, Ron was highly recruited and wound up taking his powerful serve and volley game to New Orleans, Louisiana and Coach Emmett Pare’ at Tulane University.
During that game Kocić made an impressive save in the 90th minute of play from a Will Johnson volley that later earned Miloš MLS Save of the Week Honours.
Fish played an attack-minded match, hitting 49 winners and regularly utilizing serve and volley tactics.
General An accomplished doubles player, Stosur in her early years developed a serve and volley style of play but as the years progressed, she started to feel more comfortable hitting on the baseline and coming to the net less often.
Harley - Pedro was ranked as #2 on the beach volley world ranking per 21 July 2008, and #1 per 4 August and 17 November 2008.
He had a column in the "Dnevnik" called Volej z odra ("A volley from backstage"), and is still an occasional participant in its Saturday supplement, Objektiv.
He played 201 matches and scored 19 goals, and won two Coppa Italia, one UEFA Cup and one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1993, a game played at the Wembley Stadium in which he opened the scoring with a glorious volley.
He scored one league goal for Torino, a powerful volley from the edge of the penalty area, which cannoned in off the far post to draw level with Fiorentina.
Holt survived the knockdown and in the next round, stunned Díaz with a blistering five-punch volley of left hooks and right hands to the face.
Of course the traders sent up a volley of red hot profanity.
On occasion, artificial ice rink or beach volley sand courts are put up as seasonal attractions in winter and summer, respectively.
On September 20, Pajoy's half-volley proved the difference in a 1-0 win at his old club.
Samaras also set up Greece's second goal. Samaras then went on to score a vital goal for Greece against Croatia on 7 October 2011, a volley from the edge of the box with his left foot.
Schenck and his party successfully took the dragoons by surprise and with their first volley killed the troop's officer, Cornet Francis Geary.
Seminole warriors had learned that soldiers were vulnerable while reloading their single-shot firearms, and they developed a tactic of drawing fire, then rushing the temporarily defenseless soldiers and wiping them out before they could fire a second volley.
That honest creature was in deep affliction, I remember, and must have become quite buttonless on the occasion; for a little volley of those explosives went off, when, after having made it up with my mother, she kneeled down by the elbow-chair, and made it up with me.
The 7th Company, 1st Tonkinese Rifle Regiment (Captain Granier, 2nd Lieutenant Donnat) scouted the Chinese trenches at the start of the Battle of Hòa Mộc (2 March 1885), suffering heavy casualites from the initial Chinese volley.
The British infantry advanced steadily, firing volley after volley, causing the Maratha cavalry to retreat in a matter of four hours.
The detachment commander, Captain Swift of the 65th Regiment attacked what they thought were Kingites drunk on captured rum, but were met by a massive volley which felled both officers (Swift and Lieutenant Butler, who was disabled) and several men.
The school have grounds for cricket, basketball, volley ball, hand ball, Kho kho, hockey and football.
The sights on the Jarmann M1884, as first issued, were graduated from 200 m to 1600 m. There was an additional sidemounted volley sight, intended for indirect volley fire over long distances, from 1600 m to 2400 m. To be effective, an entire company would have to fire at the same time, which would ensure that at least some of the bullets found their targets.
The water can warm up to 24 °C. Recreational activities at the lake include beach volley, badminton, streetball or table tennis.
There were six troopers and six of us, so it was a close thing, but we emptied four of their saddles at the first volley.
This was exactly what the gun crews had been waiting for and a volley of fire was directed at the U-boat.
When Montoya awakens, he loads a submachine gun and fires a volley and smashes the hot barrel against the open wound on his neck.
When the detachment arrived at the Piazza di Venezia, a second volley of fireworks was discharged, to announce that the street was clear.
When the gang attacked on the appointed day, the militia were well enough trained to shoot dead Kingsmill's brother George in the first volley of a battle fought around the church.
When this shower of arrows was over, I fell a groaning with grief and pain; and then striving again to get loose, they discharged another volley larger than the first, and some of them attempted with spears to stick me in the sides; but by good luck I had on a buff jerkin, which they could not pierce.

More Vocab Words

::: sumptuous - grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast
::: deign - condescend; stoop
::: doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
::: dregs - sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue
::: convex - curving outward
::: tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
::: euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
::: juncture - crisis; point in time; joining point; joint; act of joining
::: pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
::: actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act