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  • They withstood the onslaught and counterattacked.
  • Her campaign did not survive an onslaught of attack ads.
  • Through the entrance rushes in a swarm of fleeing rats that try to storm the walls. Torches light up the confusion. Everyone yells and curses and slaughters. The madness and despair of many hours unloads itself in this outburst. Faces are distorted, arms strike out, the beasts scream; we just stop in time to avoid attacking one another. The onslaught has exhausted us.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • When I finally do come to my senses, I lie still, waiting for the next onslaught of imagery.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games

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  • It hurled Ender out of the way of the rest of the first onslaught, though he still wasn’t getting any closer to the door.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • She was armed to the teeth for any onslaught of sympathy.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Less than one month later, on October 7, the Americans, leading a small coalition force, unleashed an onslaught against Afghanistan that shook that area of the world to its foundations.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The onslaught of her fatigue, like his, was sudden, but lasted for years.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • Some caught hold of the trunks and swung themselves into lower branches, some (like the little hobbit) got behind a tree to shelter from the onslaught of the rocks.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • As if the taunting gave Thomas a sudden burst of courage, he walked over to the lit door, ignoring the creaking floorboards and laughter downstairs—ignoring the onslaught of words he didn’t understand, suppressing the dreadful feelings they induced.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner

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  • But he was not even halfway to Hagrid when he saw it happen: Hagrid vanished amongst the spiders, and with a great scurrying, a foul swarming movement, they retreated under the onslaught of spells, Hagrid buried in their midst.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • The defense minister, General Magnus Malan, backed by P. W. Botha, introduced a policy known as "total onslaught," which was a militarization of the country to combat the liberation struggle.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • "You may have to act alone and firmly during the onslaught of these weighted times," Pilar reads hesitantly.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • The house was on the very edge of the city, and was ringed by a few rickety trees that had managed to withstand the onslaught of the desert.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • And then, like any force of nature, you had to brace yourself for another onslaught before things went back to normal.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • She counted the cracks in the sidewalk, steeled herself for Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose’s onslaught—Don’t you say hey to me, Jean Louise Finch, you say good afternoon!
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Soon, I’m fighting in earnest, using every trick I know to survive her onslaught.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • But after the onslaught, he scrambled to his feet to look around, see what he could do or where he could run before it happened again.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • The onslaught had paused momentarily, and Thomas could hear shuffling footsteps and short barked commands.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • Prepared for the continued onslaught, knowing he had no chance of escape.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Those she hadn’t killed had been taken by the buses or had taken refuge against the onslaught of winter.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • I feel the nose smash under my onslaught.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Cinder clenched her jaw against the onslaught of questions and took in a slow breath before asking, steadily, "Are you a Lunar spy?"
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • The wounds were not yet grave, but they kept on coming as they dodged across the stones, and then the man in black found himself amidst the trees and that was bad for him, so he all but fled before Inigo’s onslaught, and then he was in the open again, but Inigo kept coming, nothing could stop him, and then the man in black was back among the boulders, and that was even worse for him than the trees and he shouted out in frustration and practically ran to where there was open space…
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • Breton spring, and a great onslaught of damp invades the coast.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I’m expecting another onslaught of questions, but no more come.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Liam muttered something under his breath, which was lost in the sudden onslaught of heavy rain.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • He held Sophie’s arm tight in his grasp, and she flinched before his onslaught like a rosebud quivering in a windstorm.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • There was no fog tonight, but the darkness and onslaught of rain were deceiving enough.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • As people fell back from the onslaught of teeth, hooves, and blade, we picked up speed, leaving the loch, the village, and Leoch behind.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Only his voice amidst the onslaught of other noises could have caught my attention in the state I was in.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • My new name echoes in my head as the Red maids prepare me for the coming onslaught.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • His fists were half cocked, as if expecting an onslaught from both of us.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • In one day of breathtaking violence, a new Japanese onslaught had begun.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • For Liesel Meminger, there was the imprisoned stiffness of movement and the staggered onslaught of thoughts.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • They go for days without food, for months without resting their heads on a pillow; they are defenseless against an onslaught of abuses.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • The Riders were unprepared and fell beneath the onslaught.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The reason for this onslaught became evident immediately: dorados were leaping out of the water in hot pursuit of them.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Tom stood still, rather flustered by this onslaught.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Elias struggled feebly for a moment under the onslaught—and then was still.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • The centaurs had panicked under the onslaught of giants and demons.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • To the youth it was an onslaught of redoubtable dragons.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • So he didn’t want the religious implications of his discovery lost in an onslaught of commercialism?
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The French invaders, like an infuriated animal that has in its onslaught received a mortal wound, felt that they were perishing, but could not stop, any more than the Russian army, weaker by one half, could help swerving.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He could flip and tumble through the air without getting hit by a single cannonball spider in an onslaught of cannonball spiders.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • I braced myself for the onslaught of the first memory, which would really be the last memory–the last moments this body had experienced, the memory of the end.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Despite the onslaught, despite his fear, despite an almost certain death, Victor reached for his rifle and rose to one knee, zeroing in on the enemy.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Fleming and Smith withstood the onslaught in good style, particularly Fleming, who, wearing a bold red tie and an abiding smile, endured Shultz with gentlemanly resignation.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • The documents had long since been entrusted to the Templars’ shadowy architects, the Priory of Sion, whose veil of secrecy had kept them safely out of range of the Vatican’s onslaught.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • There are instances of bravery ignored and obstinate, which defend themselves step by step in that fatal onslaught of necessities and turpitudes.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
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