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assail
used in Great Expectations

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Definition
attack physically or verbally
  • The terrors that had assailed me whenever Mrs. Joe had gone near the pantry, or out of the room, were only to be equalled by the remorse with which my mind dwelt on what my hands had done.
    Chapter 4 (23% in)
  • The sound was curiously flawed by the wind; and I was listening, and thinking how the wind assailed and tore it, when I heard a footstep on the stair.
    Chapter 39 (12% in)

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