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I was assaulted by a man in a mask.
  to attack someone or something physically or verbally; or to threaten violence
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  • I was assaulted by a man in a mask.
  • It is an assault on free speech.
  • He ordered an assault by the 1st Virginia Cavalry.
  • They’re assaulted by…what?
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay

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  • They did know ... the tactics of assaulting the enemy’s position on a star.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • "General," Longstreet said slowly, "it is my considered opinion that a frontal assault here would be a disaster."
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • The assault on Helm’s Deep had begun,
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • It is clear to me that the Enemy has long planned an assault on us,
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • This is the same guy that Mike Harris assaulted in the bar?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • there were about a hundred gun assaults last year, country wide.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death

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  • They have learned something from the failure of last night’s assault.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • And if he assaults us by land, he has the desert to cross.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • This was no doubt true, but an idle excuse for assault with a deadly weapon.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • He fights recklessly, almost frenziedly, and I easily evade his assault.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Assault with a Sharpie?
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • The harsh light of day and the blistering heat assault him as he walks down a ramp to the ground.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • His group could be invaluable in an assault like this.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • You are Amazing Amy, and you’ve survived a brutal kidnapping involving repeated assaults.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I didn’t know why, but the word assault pushed us all over the edge; and May, Dad, and I bent over laughing as Mom stared at us.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • And they might be the best source for a surprise assault.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • It had opened with people assaulting me with food, complaining about my first elimination, and judging my kiss with Kile.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • "It’s Sebastian Morgenstern," she said, and winced as the door shuddered again under another assault.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • It was the same smell that had assaulted Mark and Alec when they’d approached their own village after chasing down the Berg and marching back.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • (Because being assaulted with maxi pads is a great way to win friends and influence people.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • Underneath it was an M16 semiautomatic assault rifle.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • North where the enemy had fled and retrenched and waited for spring to launch the final, finishing assault.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • This must have been Annie’s doing, assaulting her with it again.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I pictured them hovering above the cave, studying our footprints, preparing their assault.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • This nightly assault had become such a regular part of their lives that they’d ceased to think of it as something terrifying—in fact, the photograph I’d seen of it in Miss Peregrine’s album had been labeled Our beautiful display.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • She hastened to add that the massages "are on the upand-up," and laughs when friends ask whether she was "attacked"—sexually assaulted—during her stay.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • If I said yes, she’d let me be; if I said no, she would assault me again.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Every one of them had brought their pets to the clinic and were clearly skeptical of Mrs. Melton’s claim that "some psycho has assaulted my husband!"
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Once they have entered timber they are exposed to a concentrated, highly skilled, and furious assault from men.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • I was no longer worried that hired killers were going to leap out and assault me.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I cried, barely able to keep myself from assaulting the officer.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • John, you assaulted Kevin.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • The fine silk of Kai’s shirt was clinging to his back and a trickle of sweat had begun down his neck—in the evening the welcome pad would be sheltered by the palace’s stone walls, but now it was under full assault by the late August sun.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • I also did not want to be assaulted with old fruit.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Then the man in black launched his greatest assault.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • Aunt Beast stood quietly against the assault.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • We got fragments of information from time to time and pieced together that the Allies had landed at Normandy and were mounting an assault in the west.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • You just assaulted me for saying I should be the one to help out with Mom and Dad.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • The Kinnow players never recovered from that assault, although they did manage to move the ball into our end of the field.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • The man’s voice, even louder than before, was like an assault.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • His right forearm shattered, he fires with the left, the butt of his assault rifle wedged into his armpit.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • It assaults the cobblestones, the houses, the windows.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Six immediately rolls over, managing to send an elbow straight into the same eye that she assaulted a few minutes ago.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • I’m doing my best not to seem utterly terrified, but it’s difficult to stay calm when you have to strip down practically to your underwear in front of giants equipped with automatic assault weapons.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • I would have been ready for a full-on assault of charm and creative come-ons, but I’m completely unprepared for the utterly guileless apology I’m getting.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
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