But given the volley of claim and counterclaim, it seems unlikely that this will, in fact, be the final exchange.
That, it appears, is the first volley in what will inevitably become a protracted conflict.
As he erupted in a volley of furious obscenities, I sprinted away as fast as I could, terrified by his rage.
Another associate, German Gorbuntsov, narrowly survived a volley of shots in London last March.
An initial volley of missiles killed five people in the home, and 10 minutes later a second volley killed up to 11 rescuers.
There was a volley of excited questions and quick responses.
I'd like to give them a volley, but that would spoil our plans.
After the first volley every man loaded and fired independently, and the plain was soon strewn with dead and wounded.
We waited for the volley that was to send our souls into eternity.
He suddenly balled himself up, turned round a couple of times, and then fired a volley of his quills.
1570s, "discharge of a number of guns at once," from Middle French volee "flight" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *volta, fem. noun from Latin volatum, past participle of volare "to fly" (see volant). Sporting sense (originally in tennis) is from 1819 (v.), 1862 (n.), from notion of hitting the ball in flight.
volley vol·ley (vŏl'ē)
The bursting forth of many things together, such as a synchronous group of impulses induced simultaneously by artificial stimulation of either nerve fibers or muscle fibers.