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Definitionattack 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)
There are no more uses of "assail" in Gone with the Wind.
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