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assail
 v.  assault; attack with or as if with violent blows
Classic Sentence: (64 in 5 pages)
1  A knight unhorsed might renew the fight on foot with any other on the opposite side in the same predicament; but mounted horsemen were in that case forbidden to assail him.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
2  This resistance only infuriated Mr. Sikes the more; who, dropping on his knees, began to assail the animal most furiously.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
3  No wonder there had been some among the hunters who namelessly transported and allured by all this serenity, had ventured to assail it; but had fatally found that quietude but the vesture of tornadoes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
4  Hitherto I had blamed only the servants, but now a terrible fear began to assail me.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
5  There are moments when hideous surmises assail us like a cohort of furies, and violently force the partitions of our brains.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VIII—THE ENIGMA BECOMES DOUBLY MYSTERIOUS
6  Nor did they discover their mistake until the Romans, after subduing all the intervening nations, began to assail their power both in Spain and Sicily.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I.
7  If unassailed, we depart assailing no one.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
8  For towns strongly fortified are not attacked by escalade, nor will the assailing army advance against them in weak numbers; but will endeavour, as in ancient times, to reduce them by regular siege.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVII.
9  A cold qualm of guilt assailed Scarlett at the thought of Ellen's consternation, should she ever learn of her daughter's scandalous conduct.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
10  Then, as she started back toward the driver's seat, a vast weariness assailed her and she swayed dizzily.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
11  No feeling of horror or remorse assailed her at the memory.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
12  Hardly had he finished the first lines when two other voices, drunken voices, assailed him, enraged foolish voices that stumbled over words and blurred them together.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
13  He had checked his first movement of surprise, and stood silent, waiting for her to speak, while she paused a moment on the threshold, assailed by a rush of memories.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
14  So soon as he recovered himself, the poor little negro was assailed by yells and execrations from the crew.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
15  It was only one phase of the multitudinous emotions which had assailed her.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXVIII
Example Sentence:
1  These days nightmares assail him regularly.
2  The victim had been assailed with repeated blows to the head and body.
3  As soon as the young man returned home,his parents assailed him with questions about the interview.
4  Carla was suddenly assailed by doubts.
5  Wheeler's proposal has been assailed as a full-scale retreat from the open-Internet principle traditionally upheld by the commission.
6  All these peculiarities of his style have been parodied by his assailants.
7  The victim put up a heroic struggle against his assailant.
8  She may have put up a fight to try to ward off her assailant.
9  He was unable to recognize his assailant in the dark.
10  Envy assails the noblest, the winds howl around the highest peak.