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assault
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The Aeneid
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  • Mix’d with the Greeks, we go with ill presage, Flatter’d with hopes to glut our greedy rage; Unknown, assaulting whom we blindly meet, And strew with Grecian carcasses the street.
  • Beams from its lofty height with swords we hew, Then, wrenching with our hands, th’ assault renew; And, where the rafters on the columns meet, We push them headlong with our arms and feet.
  • So hot th’ assault, so high the tumult rose, While ours defend, and while the Greeks oppose As all the Dardan and Argolic race Had been contracted in that narrow space; Or as all Ilium else were void of fear, And tumult, war, and slaughter, only there.
  • Before the gates, the cries of babes new born, Whom fate had from their tender mothers torn, Assault his ears: then those, whom form of laws Condemn’d to die, when traitors judg’d their cause.
  • Haste; arm your Ardeans; issue to the plain; With fate to friend, assault the Trojan train: Their thoughtless chiefs, their painted ships, that lie In Tiber’s mouth, with fire and sword destroy.
  • He calls new succors, and assaults the prince: But weak his force, and vain is their defense.
  • Let these assault, if Fortune be their friend; And, if she favors those, let those defend: The Fates will find their way.
  • And some with eager haste their jav’lins throw; And some with sword in hand assault the foe.

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

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