Discourteous knight, it ill becomes you to assail one who cannot defend himself...
Miguel Cervantes -- Don Quixote
It didn’t just smell—the odor assailed her like the Force in a Star Wars movie.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Choice
Couldn’t she know what she did to me with this concubine’s speech, with those foul, priceless words which assailed like sharp spears the bastion of my own Christian gentility, with its aching repressions and restraints?
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
Hygeia was assailing Piper with health care questions.
Rick Riordan -- The Blood of Olympus
Even as all five of my senses were assailed, I managed to recall Ben’s words.
Bella Forrest -- A Shade of Vampire
And now a new temptation assailed him.
Agatha Christie -- And Then There Were None
I can’t quite explain it, but I was assailed by doubts, and that feeling of disquiet never left me.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
Hitherto I had blamed only the servants, but now a terrible fear began to assail me.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
Her innocence had kept her in ignorance of the dangers that might assail a young girl of her age.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
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Now, however, the concept of human brotherhood began to be assailed by people who were not yet in positions of command, but merely hoped to be so before long.
George Orwell -- 1984
I do not know the reason for your flight, and therefore I do not know by what means your pursuers will assail you.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Fellowship of the Ring
They had assailed the buyer, argued; but they were routed when his interest seemed to flag and he had told them he didn’t want the stuff at any price.
John Steinbeck -- The Grapes of Wrath
Heat assailed Eragon like a physical blow as he dismounted Snowfire onto the baked, cracked ground.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
Having repeated these words the captain wiped his eyes and gave himself a shake, as if driving away the weakness which assailed him at this touching recollection.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
An anxious doubt assailed him.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
Maia raced along the rocky ground, starlight raking its cool fingers through her coat, the strong scents of battle assailing her sensitive nose—blood, sweat, and the burned-rubber stench of dark magic.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Lost Souls
Clary stared at him, then spun around as the rending screech of metal assailed her ears.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Ashes
My mother’s beauty literally assailed me.
Maya Angelou -- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
To attack the first is not to assail the last.
Charlotte Bronte -- Jane Eyre
This resistance only infuriated Mr. Sikes the more; who, dropping on his knees, began to assail the animal most furiously.
Charles Dickens -- Oliver Twist
He was continually assailed by questions.
Stephen Crane -- The Red Badge of Courage
A shameful consciousness of his own person assailed him.
James Joyce -- Dubliners
I was immediately assailed by the scent.
Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
At this pale fear assailed them, and next they heard again the old forecaster, Halitherses Mastorides.
Homer -- The Odyssey
He walked slowly and cautiously, prepared to be assailed at any moment.
Jack London -- White Fang
Sometimes I lose faith in human nature for a time; I am assailed by doubt.
William Faulkner -- As I Lay Dying
The storm still assailed the tree, accompanied by a thudding rain that matched the pounding in his head.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
At the same instant the car was assailed by a most terrifying shriek; the visitors started in alarm, the women turned pale and shrank back.
Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
She will not stay the siege of loving terms Nor bide th’ encounter of assailing eyes, Nor ope her lap to saint-seducing gold: O, she’s rich in beauty; only poor That, when she dies, with beauty dies her store.
William Shakespeare -- Romeo and Juliet
The Seeker was planted on the sidewalk next to my open trunk, assailing me with snide questions and comments whenever I was in hearing distance.
Stephenie Meyer -- The Host
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.
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
He had told her he’d be late today, detained at a meeting of the Literary Club, but he was a terrible liar and guilt assailed him now.
Robert Cormier -- I Am the Cheese
He was assailed by a fancy for peevish familiarity, common enough to doctors and priests, but which was not habitual with him.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
They only laughed and poked sticks at him, which he promptly assailed with his teeth till he realized that that was what they wanted.
Jack London -- The Call of the Wild
A bitter cold assailed me.
H.G. Wells -- The Time Machine
It was only one phase of the multitudinous emotions which had assailed her.
Kate Chopin -- The Awakening
I am made by God, thanks be to Him, such that your misery toucheth me not, nor doth the flame of this burning assail me.
Dante Alighieri -- Dante’s Inferno
Sit down awhile, And let us once again assail your ears, That are so fortified against our story, What we two nights have seen.
William Shakespeare -- Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Ah, here they are—the mixed metaphors mocking and strutting about before me, pointing to the bull in the china shop assailed by hailstones and the bugbears with pale looks, an unanalyzed species!
Helen Keller -- Story of My Life
The Hurons were compelled to withdraw, and the scene of the contest rapidly changed from the more open ground, on which it had commenced, to a spot where the assailed found a thicket to rest upon.
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
Immediately, their nostrils were assailed by the odor of cinnamon—heavy and pungent.
Frank Herbert -- Dune
[Closer again] We keep records of every stage—dozens of gramophone disks and photographs— HIGGINS [assailing her at the other ear] Yes, by George: it’s the most absorbing experiment I ever tackled.
George Bernard Shaw -- Pygmalion
A cold qualm of guilt assailed Scarlett at the thought of Ellen’s consternation, should she ever learn of her daughter’s scandalous conduct.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
Here I cannot but take notice of our poor dying slave, who, tho’ stopt from his retreat by a fatal arrow, yet with his staff and hatchet, desperately and gallantly assailed his pursuers, and killed five of the savages, before his life submitted to a multiplicity of wounds.
Daniel Defoe -- Robinson Crusoe
He was perceptive enough to know it was not an acceptance, and again doubt assailed him.
Stephen King -- Carrie
Well, said the knights, make you ready, and we shall assail you with all our power.
Thomas Malory -- Le Morte D’Arthur
Quite a different annoyance suddenly assailed him.
Victor Hugo -- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Charles had moved into a shed where his nostrils would not be assailed by the immaculate but painful smells of lye and soda and ammonia and yellow soap.