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assail
used in Gone with the Wind

4 uses
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Definition attack physically or verbally
  • A cold qualm of guilt assailed Scarlett at the thought of Ellen's consternation, should she ever learn of her daughter's scandalous conduct.
    2.10 (7% in)
  • Then, as she started back toward the driver's seat, a vast weariness assailed her and she swayed dizzily.
    3.24 (33% in)
  • No feeling of horror or remorse assailed her at the memory.
    3.26 (44% in)
  • Hardly had he finished the first lines when two other voices, drunken voices, assailed him, enraged foolish voices that stumbled over words and blurred them together.
    4.45 (57% in)

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