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  • The frustration would have been less exasperating if it had been less gamesome and boyish: a serious assault of which the newspaper reporter "can aver that it endangered the learned gentleman’s ribs," or can respectfully bear witness to "the soles of that gentleman’s boots having been visible above the railing," has perhaps more consolations attached to it.

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  • I was assaulted by a man in a mask.
  • It is an assault on free speech.

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