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assault
used in Wuthering Heights

2 uses
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Definition
to attack someone or something physically or verbally; or to threaten violence
  • This was worse than before: the youth grew crimson, and clenched his fist, with every appearance of a meditated assault.
    Chapter 2 (53% in)
  • I felt my heels and coat-laps peculiar subjects of assault; and parrying off the larger combatants as effectually as I could with the poker, I was constrained to demand, aloud, assistance from some of the household in re-establishing peace.
    Chapter 1 (78% in)

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