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.
2 This resistance only infuriated Mr. Sikes the more; who, dropping on his knees, began to assail the animal most furiously.
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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.
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4 Hitherto I had blamed only the servants, but now a terrible fear began to assail me.
5 There are moments when hideous surmises assail us like a cohort of furies, and violently force the partitions of our brains.
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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.
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7 If unassailed, we depart assailing no one.
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.
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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.
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10 Then, as she started back toward the driver's seat, a vast weariness assailed her and she swayed dizzily.
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11 No feeling of horror or remorse assailed her at the memory.
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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.
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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.
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14 So soon as he recovered himself, the poor little negro was assailed by yells and execrations from the crew.
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15 It was only one phase of the multitudinous emotions which had assailed her.