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 Meanings and Examples of ATTACK
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attack
 v.  take aggressive action against someone
 n.  offensive move; expression of strong criticism
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  She gave a clear, factual account of the attack.
2  It seems that the attack was a gratuitous/random/mindless act of violence.
3  The sentry defended the gate against sudden attack.
4  The attack on civilians is a flagrant violation of the peace agreement.
5  The birds also attack crops when the opportunity arises.
6  American troops formed the spearhead of the attack.
7  They fortified the area against attack.
8  One sign of a heart attack is a tingling sensation in the left arm.
9  The article was a savage attack on her past actions.
10  Turning away under a strong attack is a sure recipe for defeat.
11  He mustered up enough courage to attack the difficulty.
12  Our troops are now on the attack.
13  Before the enemy's attack he crossed the river and alarmed the unarmed villagers.
14  General Rattigan summoned reinforcements to help resist the attack.
15  He launched a determined attack on academic criticism.
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  And don't expect anyone to take your part: the others, your companions, will attack you, too, win her favour, for all are in slavery here, and have lost all conscience and pity here long ago.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: VII
2  But I was, what is called, PUTTING IT ON, to save appearances, though the attack was a genuine one.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: IX
3  He looked at Prince Vasili in perplexity, and only later grasped that a stroke was an attack of illness.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXII
4  We have fully concentrated forces of nearly seventy thousand men with which to attack and defeat the enemy should he cross the Lech.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III
5  Then he imagined how, after the attack, Bogdanich would come up to him as he lay wounded and would magnanimously extend the hand of reconciliation.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VIII
6  He rode off at a walk to the right and sent an adjutant to the dragoons with orders to attack the French.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVII
7  He reported that his regiment had been attacked by French cavalry and that, though the attack had been repulsed, he had lost more than half his men.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVIII
8  The attack of the Sixth Chasseurs secured the retreat of our right flank.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIX
9  However inconvenient the position, it was now necessary to attack in order to cut a way through for themselves.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIX
10  No one said anything definite, but the rumor of an attack spread through the squadron.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIX
11  Twice they had attempted to attack this point, but on each occasion had been driven back by grapeshot from the four isolated guns on the hillock.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XX
12  This was the last French attack and was met by soldiers who had sheltered in the village houses.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXI
13  "I saw the Pavlograd hussars attack there, your excellency," chimed in Zherkov, looking uneasily around.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXI
14  Next day the French army did not renew their attack, and the remnant of Bagration's detachment was reunited to Kutuzov's army.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXI
15  In the middle of his story, just as he was saying: "You cannot imagine what a strange frenzy one experiences during an attack," Prince Andrew, whom Boris was expecting, entered the room.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII