Verb(1) attack someone physically or emotionally(2) launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with(3) attack in speech or writing
(1) Only then would the Assault Transports assail the station with their mere 250 Marines.(2) Why take risks, when the very name of the opera secures sold-out performances, assuming the critics don't assail it, or the conservative crowds don't shun it?(3) Mixed feelings could assail you in relation to love.(4) Beware of any impulses that assail you.(5) The sea does not split, nor does the earth swallow up the terrorists who assail us every day.(6) To attack the first is not to assail the last - said Charlotte Bronte, English novelist(7) They approached warily, as though the food might leap up and assail their gullets violently.(8) Although the open admissions policy was weakened, its critics continued to assail it.(9) When doubts assailed him, he got many scriptural reinforcements: ├ö├ç├┐It is I, be not afraid - be not faithless, but believing.├ö├ç├û(10) That statement assailed his position against abortion, contraception, sterilization, women's rights, divorce, stem cell research and gay rights.(11) However, when he woke up the following morning he was assailed by what he thought was ├ö├ç├┐an unusual resinous smell├ö├ç├û.(12) The red-baiting demagogue who publicly made wild, unsubstantiated charges assailing victims' patriotism proved no match for the fact-checking investigative reporter.(13) Before the last elections, lawmakers of both parties were on their hind legs assailing these traitors, promising action!(14) We believe, though we are constantly assailed with doubt.(15) Critics assailed the commission, as well as a number of state and local organizations, for commercializing centennial activities.(16) He looked alien, almost other worldly - and so desperately assailable .
1. attack ::
2. plague ::
3. criticize ::
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