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assailant

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Definition someone who attacks
  • fought off my assailant
  • The wise man always throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is more his interest than it is theirs to find his weak point.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • ...there had been no altercation; the assailant had come in so silently and suddenly, that she had been felled before she could look round.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • When Leather-Stocking saw his enemy fairly under headway, as Benjamin would express it, he gave his attention to the right wing of the assailants.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • The State's primary evidence against Mr. Hinton involved a third crime where a witness identified him as the assailant.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • "Yes," the Chairman says, and a gleam in his eye shows he now recognizes who his bearded assailant is.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • And the more time the bodyguard has, the better his ability to read the mind of any potential assailant.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Vilyak slowed the images to a crawl as the assailants closed like a noose.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • "Maybe it's not her assailant she's protecting."
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Then the four guards entered, and all was confusion as Nasuada felt them drag her assailant off her.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • She looked at her assailant.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • My assailant murdered me.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • My assailant was unknown, unnamed, and in a car.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • I wait, frozen, for the woods to come alive with assailants.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • His assailant fell to the floor of the soiled lobby.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • More arms pulled out, only to be replaced by new ones just as Mark and Alec swung the door out and slammed the edge against the assailants again.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • The walls are sturdy, and it would take quite a while to break down that door, even if your assailant had tools at hand.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • An assailant could just as easily have cut across the property from Third on foot, just as Louise had intended to do.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • My father drew on my assailant: his honor demanded it.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • His assailant stopped long enough for Thomas to roll over.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit

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