ASSAULT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ASSAULT
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assault
 n.  a physical attack; onslaught
Classic Sentence: (51 in 4 pages)
1  There was desperate fighting at New Hope Church, eleven days of continuous fighting, with every Yankee assault bloodily repulsed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
2  Instead of continuing the direct assault, he swung his army in a wide circle again and tried to come between the Confederates and Atlanta.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
3  And still puffing at his pipe, Stubb cheered on his crew to the assault.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
4  , in May for assault on a white girl was innocent; that the deed was done by a white man who had since disappeared.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In IV
5  A white and colored man were implicated in the assault upon a white girl.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In VII
6  It was charged that the white man paid the colored boy to make the assault, which he did on the public highway in broad day time, and was lynched.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In VII
7  Then he stood before the sergeant's desk and gave his name and address, and saw a charge of assault and battery entered against him.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 16
8  "You would have done well to think about them before you committed the assault," said the judge dryly, as he turned to look at the next prisoner.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 17
9  Against this assault, the besieged could only oppose the imperfect and hasty preparations of a fortress in the wilderness.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
10  Your commandant is a brave man, and well qualified to repel my assault.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
11  Mr. Watson inquired who saw the assault committed.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
12  It was as if he planned to drag the youth by the ear on to the assault.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 19
13  Perhaps, at this new assault the men recalled the fact that they had been named mud diggers, and it made their situation thrice bitter.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 22
14  He bent like an oak at the approach of a storm, like a soldier at the approach of an assault.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—A TEMPEST IN A SKULL
15  His conscience inured to every assault of destiny, might have appeared to be forever impregnable.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER I—A DRINKER IS A BABBLER
Example Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  No school would touch a teacher who had been convicted of assault.
2  Brady was on trial for assault.
3  The reputation of the navigator is under assault from historical revisionists.
4  He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
5  He was acquitted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.
6  They took him to the station and booked him for assault with a deadly weapon.
7  The army renewed its assault on the capital.
8  In mitigation, the defence lawyer said his client was seriously depressed at the time of the assault.
9  He leveled a verbal assault against his Democratic opponents.
10  The assault element, led by Captain Ramirez, opened up from their right flank.
11  The troops rallied for a final assault.
12  The rebels are poised for a new assault on the government garrisons.
13  The assault forces used heavy weapons, including anti-tank rockets and mortars.
14  Military leaders are not expecting a frontal assault by the rebels.
15  The assault was premeditated and particularly brutal.