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  • The onslaught of her fatigue, like his, was sudden, but lasted for years.   (source)
  • His muscles were still formidable, and visible enough beneath his jacket to stop the onslaught of any monster jokes incurred by his last name.   (source)
    onslaught = powerful attack; or sudden and enormous amount of something that must be handled
  • 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.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    onslaught = powerful attack
  • "You may have to act alone and firmly during the onslaught of these weighted times," Pilar reads hesitantly.   (source)
  • The onslaught has exhausted us.   (source)
  • For Liesel Meminger, there was the imprisoned stiffness of movement and the staggered onslaught of thoughts.†   (source)
  • In one day of breathtaking violence, a new Japanese onslaught had begun.†   (source)
  • No longer did we prepare for an onslaught of visitors.†   (source)
  • Channels were dug into the snow at irregular intervals at doorways and entrances, burrows of the human animals struggling to survive this onslaught.†   (source)
  • Nina looked off in the distance, as if she could see that largest and most impregnable of all the numbers situated on its rocky promontory where for thousands of years it had withstood the onslaughts of fire-breathing dragons and barbarian hordes.†   (source)
  • He stretched out his arms as he turned to face the onslaught of Sixers.†   (source)
  • The reason for this onslaught became evident immediately: dorados were leaping out of the water in hot pursuit of them.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • My tomato vines showed no ill effects from the onslaught of the storm, weren't even muddy, since I had made it a point to mulch them with old newspapers and grass clippings.†   (source)
  • Some unfortunate just behind him was pulled out to help hold off the onslaught which must surely come within two or three days, while the last of the BEF was piling into the boats.†   (source)
  • He could flip and tumble through the air without getting hit by a single cannonball spider in an onslaught of cannonball spiders.†   (source)
  • My new name echoes in my head as the Red maids prepare me for the coming onslaught.†   (source)
  • A COOL BREEZE had beaten back the onslaught of summer, and on the morning the Old Man gave us our final exams, he suggested we have class outside.†   (source)
  • I prepare for the onslaught, and it doesn't take long.†   (source)
  • Cinder clenched her jaw against the onslaught of questions and took in a slow breath before asking, steadily, "Are you a Lunar spy?"†   (source)
  • They go for days without food, for months without resting their heads on a pillow; they are defenseless against an onslaught of abuses.†   (source)
  • In February, I was shipped off on maneuvers with other NATO troops: one of those "pretend we're in a battle in 1944 exercises," in which we were supposedly facing an onslaught of tanks through the German countryside.†   (source)
  • The Riders were unprepared and fell beneath the onslaught.†   (source)
  • Tuk screamed something but no mere human sound was audible over the onslaught of light and noise.†   (source)
  • Then an onslaught of steel-toed shoes and heels rained on my body.†   (source)
  • He gripped the arms of his chair, trying to find some balance in the onslaught of images and emotions.†   (source)
  • Elias struggled feebly for a moment under the onslaught—and then was still.†   (source)
  • Onward toward the Emperor's hutment they came while the House Sardaukar stood awed for the first time in their history by an onslaught their minds found difficult to accept.†   (source)
  • Veteran demigods from the city had joined the battle, and were pushing their shield wall against an onslaught of wild centaurs.†   (source)
  • 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…†   (source)
  • There was no fog tonight, but the darkness and onslaught of rain were deceiving enough.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • When I showed her, she thought it was a wonderful invention. what the onslaught of Iranian students did assimilate was a realization that the people could have a voice in determining their form of government, and it was this growth in political acumen that eventually brought about the shah's downfall.†   (source)
  • Soon, I'm fighting in earnest, using every trick I know to survive her onslaught.†   (source)
  • He had coolly—some even said coldly—stood firm during the terrible onslaught of the myxomatosis, ruthlessly driving out every rabbit who seemed to be sickening.†   (source)
  • Liam muttered something under his breath, which was lost in the sudden onslaught of heavy rain.†   (source)
  • I tried to remember to be gentle with him, but it was hard work to remember anything in the onslaught of sensation, hard to hold on to any coherent thoughts.†   (source)
  • Under the onslaught of thick raindrops, the kernels bobbed on the end of their swaying stalks.†   (source)
  • Those she hadn't killed had been taken by the buses or had taken refuge against the onslaught of winter.†   (source)
  • But if the men in charge of America's Pacific forces were temporarily stunned by the onslaught, America's boys were spoiling for vengeance.†   (source)
  • I'm expecting another onslaught of questions, but no more come.†   (source)
  • The first onslaught by the denizens of the Archipelago was meant merely to test the resistance of the allies at best, and to cut down as many of the opposing forces as they could at worst.†   (source)
  • 'What vampire made you what you are?' she asked, without looking up from her book and keeping her lids lowered under his onslaught.†   (source)
  • Surely they wouldn't double back into another onslaught of arrows.†   (source)
  • So she watched him, incapable of resisting the fresh onslaught of pleasure.†   (source)
  • Dodging the onslaught of automobiles and small trucks, all with furious drivers, he raced to the other side of the street and down to the booth.†   (source)
  • The great-horse simply ploughed ahead, avoiding the larger trees, thrusting through the rest, smashing its way by sheer weight while branches and saplings cracked and snapped at the onslaught.†   (source)
  • So devastating was his onslaught that the queen's soldiers quaked at the mention of his name and the armies were brought to a standstill.†   (source)
  • I feel the nose smash under my onslaught.†   (source)
  • No onslaught more fierce was ever seen in the savage world of beasts; where some desperate small creature armed with little teeth alone, will spring upon a tower of horn and hide that stands above its fallen mate.†   (source)
  • "Ma'am," I said in the silence that followed the shock of her noiseless onslaught, "you are indeed a quiet little person."†   (source)
  • I had no idea what one little spear could do against this deadly onslaught.†   (source)
  • In the middle of the night they broke out at white-hot speed onto a vast plain that could hardly hold the onslaught of the broad sky and its blazing, three-dimensional, phosphorescent cargo.†   (source)
  • And now my lips are falling open, surrendering to the onslaught of his.†   (source)
  • He ruled from the Trident to the Neck, thousands of years before Jenny and her prince, in the days when the kingdoms of the First Men were falling one after the other before the onslaught of the Andals.†   (source)
  • Only his voice amidst the onslaught of other noises could have caught my attention in the state I was in.†   (source)
  • The first phase of the operation, declared Gabriel, batting away another onslaught of pipe smoke, was over.†   (source)
  • A blazing sun hung half-way down the sky, but Jeff's mahogany-brown body was now quite immune to its onslaughts.†   (source)
  • He held Sophie's arm tight in his grasp, and she flinched before his onslaught like a rosebud quivering in a windstorm.†   (source)
  • I'd planted the seeds of fear, and he fell back before my sudden onslaught.†   (source)
  • In the rush of some task or other their hands would meet and join, and then they set down whatever they were carrying, weak and giddy with the irresistible onslaught of their tenderness, all thought driven from their heads.†   (source)
  • …then one day without warning the biggest woman he had ever seen, shining deep black and all in magnificent white with bright gold spectacles and a strong smile like that of his Aunt Hannah, entered the house and embraced his mother and swept down on him crying with delight, "Lawd, chile, how mah baby has growed! and for a moment he thought that this must be the surprise and looked inquiringly at his mother past the onslaught of embraces, and his mother said, "Victoria; Victoria, Rufus!†   (source)
  • The eerie silence of those mountains retreated before the second decibel onslaught of the night.   (source)
    onslaught = powerful attack; or sudden and enormous amount of something that must be handled
  • She would feel it then, creeping up the side of her calves and into her gut, the onslaught, the grief coming, the tears like a small relentless army approaching the front lines of her eyes, and she would breathe in, taking a large gulp of air to try to stop herself from crying in a public place.   (source)
  • Somehow these hickory-tough tribesmen not only survived the onslaught of American bombing and escaped from the advancing Northern Alliance, but they also evaded one of the biggest manhunts in the history of warfare as an increasingly frustrated United States moved heaven and earth to capture bin Laden, Mullah Omar, and the rest.   (source)
  • And then, like any force of nature, you had to brace yourself for another onslaught before things went back to normal.   (source)
  • They had only stemmed the first onslaught of the black tide.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • ...and wonder how the unnameable active principle that calls itself to life has adapted itself even to this form. All other expressions lie in a winter sleep, life is simply one continual watch against the menace of death;—it has transformed us into unthinking animals ... —it has lent us the indifference of wild creatures, so that in spite of all, we perceive the positive in every moment, and store it up as a reserve against the onslaught of nothingness.   (source)
    onslaught = powerful attack
  • Just as the goblins were recovering from the onslaught and the elf-charge was halted, there rose from across the valley a deep-throated roar.   (source)
    onslaught = powerful attack; or sudden and enormous amount of something that must be handled
  • So he didn't want the religious implications of his discovery lost in an onslaught of commercialism?†   (source)
  • He tried to get out of the way of the onslaught, dipping and pivoting.†   (source)
  • Eragon retreated around the fire, beneath the onslaught.†   (source)
  • Many jocular comments followed, as did another onslaught of "heil Hitlering."†   (source)
  • The onslaught rushed forward-people crying, singing, media cameras flashing.†   (source)
  • The centaurs had panicked under the onslaught of giants and demons.†   (source)
  • The onslaught of clattering arrows gave him the chance to rest for a moment, which he welcomed.†   (source)
  • I lay down on my bed and curled into a ball in preparation for the onslaught.†   (source)
  • Prepared for the continued onslaught, knowing he had no chance of escape.†   (source)
  • But somewhere during her onslaught of his system, he simply lost the choice.†   (source)
  • "This must end," spat Eragon between clenched teeth as he strove to withstand the onslaught.†   (source)
  • Despite the onslaught, Cooper forced the other truck steadily forward in a shower of sparks.†   (source)
  • Through the onslaught of rain I heard a choked sob.†   (source)
  • The rattlers had not been impressed by all the upheaval and the sudden onslaught of Marines.†   (source)
  • Without warning, light flooded Eragon's eyes, and an onslaught of noise assailed his ears.†   (source)
  • His eyes snapped shut at once, and then his shoulders hunched under the onslaught of information.†   (source)
  • What hope did I have of enduring an intensive, calculated onslaught?†   (source)
  • I could always count on an onslaught of food and sympathy that I had no use for.†   (source)
  • Very few indeed could withstand the onslaught of twenty determined men.†   (source)
  • Could some of them have survived the onslaught of asteroids, fires, raiders, and disease?†   (source)
  • All of Sansa's resolve had withered in the face of her aunt's onslaught.†   (source)
  • And he settled into a low crouch as he readied himself for another onslaught.†   (source)
  • Irene Gagnon tried to protect her son from Pauline's onslaught.†   (source)
  • The dream had disturbed him: he wondered if it was the first onslaught of loneliness upon his mind.†   (source)
  • But one by one, these walls fell before his onslaught.†   (source)
  • Maybe the chief onslaught of the war that comes.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • The onslaught had paused momentarily, and Thomas could hear shuffling footsteps and short barked commands.†   (source)
  • The containment fields of the surviving boats were shrinking under an onslaught of missile and CPB fire that turned the landing areas into domes of orange flame.†   (source)
  • My brain screams at the onslaught, jumping from thought to thought until my whole life, every kiss and every secret, is laid bare before her.†   (source)
  • He sank back into the chair trying to maintain his balance against an onslaught of images, but he could feel his control ebbing away.†   (source)
  • But it was obvious that if he changed back into his human form right now, in the middle of the massive Sixer onslaught, he'd be killed instantly too.†   (source)
  • Their bodies were slashed with open cracks that formed under the corrosive onslaught of sun, salt, wind, and fuel residue.†   (source)
  • At the time, standing behind the little rope and gazing at the poet's desk, Andrey had thought the whole venture rather preposterous—as if by keeping a few belongings in place, one might actually protect a moment from the relentless onslaught of time.†   (source)
  • He had been gripping the edge of the table with both hands as if to hold on to something tangible in the face of such an onslaught of ideas and images.†   (source)
  • I required more, a discipline as bulwark within which to hold all I valued, a shield against the onslaught.†   (source)
  • I pressed onward, leaping from platform to platform, attacking in midair, dodging the relentless onslaught of blobs, skeletons, snakes, mummies, minotaurs, and yes, ninjas.†   (source)
  • If I was feeling depressed or frustrated about my lot in life, all I had to do was tap the Player One button, and my worries would instantly slip away as my mind focused itself on the relentless pixelated onslaught on the screen in front of me.†   (source)
  • He widened his stance as the two Ra'zac converged upon him; he had no choice but to hold his ground and face their combined onslaught, for he was all that stood between those hook-clawed carrion crows and Roran.†   (source)
  • Whole companies fled from his onslaught, clawing to get past one another, scrabbling madly to get away.†   (source)
  • The heavers, exposing their mouths to repeated onslaughts of stomach acid, lost the enamel on their teeth and eventually the teeth themselves.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Beyond this sacrosanct, isolated room the Hong Kong firefighters were hosing down the last of the smouldering embers as the Hong Kong police were calming the panicked residents from the nearby estates on Victoria Peak — many of whom were convinced that Armageddon had arrived in the form of a mainland onslaught — telling everyone that the terrible events were the work of a deranged criminal killed by government emergency units.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And with each crack, pain jolted him, bolts searing one after another through his head, his mind and body recoiling under the onslaught of the name.†   (source)
  • And on it went, all through the long night, every two hours, sometimes a quarter-hour less, sometimes more, so that Nabil Awad could not set an internal clock and thus prepare himself for Fareed's quiet onslaught.†   (source)
  • The ensuing onslaught was horrific.†   (source)
  • St. Basil's Cathedral in Red Square during the height of the early evening's summer tourist onslaught.†   (source)
  • When he finished, Nasuada said, "I am heartened to know that if we can weather this onslaught, we shall have the elves by our side.†   (source)
  • He ignored it and focused on the main body of soldiers, where a group, perhaps a hundred strong, was massing in preparation for a second onslaught.†   (source)
  • I let my senses range out around me, tensed this time in case of another onslaught of the delicious taboo scent.†   (source)
  • In quick succession, Vanir rained a score of heavy blows upon Eragon, each of which Eragon dodged or blocked, using Zar'roc's sheath as often as the sword to foil Vanir's onslaught.†   (source)
  • The timbers groaned and creaked under the onslaught, and for the first time, it occurred to Roran that one or more of the wheels might break loose.†   (source)
  • He ended his heated speech by stepping back to Kate's side and then sliding forward in a half-crouch, prepared for the onslaught.†   (source)
  • Father Paul Bradley and his assistant, Max Haefele, were likewise exposed, preoccupied through the onslaught as they cared for the wounded.†   (source)
  • There were two small rooms, dark except for the brilliant light shining through the hole: one room for shooting, the other for supplies and concealment against the onslaught.†   (source)
  • The High Priest had one of the most formidable minds Eragon had ever encountered; if not for the help of his companions, Eragon suspected that he would have succumbed to the creature's onslaughts.†   (source)
  • Not toward Europe as he had hoped, to help avenge his ravaged Czech homeland, but in the opposite direction: He joined the great swarm of young American men hastily assembled, trained, armed, and rushed west to stem the shocking Japanese onslaught in the Pacific.†   (source)
  • But we await now a new onslaught there.†   (source)
  • Yama fell back before this onslaught, giving ground foot by foot, moving only his wrist as he parried the blows that fell about him.†   (source)
  • Sophie suffered the most fearsome part of his onslaught, and it was plainly closer to intolerable to her than it was to me, who only had to hear it and watch her suffer.†   (source)
  • The onslaught of Mordor broke like a wave on the beleaguered hills, voices roaring like a tide amid the wreck and crash of arms.†   (source)
  • Even so, once we were alone I sensed something in Leslie's manner—I suppose you could call it a kind of skittishness—that told me that a certain delay was necessary: this despite the enormous head of steam we had built up and her onslaught upon my mouth, which now again suddenly thirsted for more tongue.†   (source)
  • The retreat became an onslaught.†   (source)
  • In that dale behind the Morannon were the tunnels and deep armouries that the servants of Mordor had made for the defence of the Black Gate of their land; and there now their Lord was gathering in haste great forces to meet the onslaught of the Captains of the West.†   (source)
  • He caught his breath in a new onslaught of terror.†   (source)
  • These men, a picked striking force of gallants, resumed the onslaughts of the previous afternoon.†   (source)
  • Since this first onslaught of the heat synchronized with a starling increase in the number of victims-there were now nearly seven hundred deaths a week-a mood of profound discouragement settled on the town.†   (source)
  • His keen onslaughts against slavery, in fact, carry the conviction of a man of far greater moral force than the pre-presidential Lincoln ever revealed in action.†   (source)
  • His smoothness was a huge satisfaction to him, as, also, his extraordinary English that hadn't hampered him in making a fortune, plus his insignificance in the old country--people gave way before his supple wrinkles and small eyes and, comparably, the onslaught of his six-cylinder car, a yellow Packard.†   (source)
  • It was plain to see that spring had spent itself, lavished its ardor on the myriads of flowers that were bursting everywhere into bloom, and now was being crushed out by the twofold onslaught of heat and plague.†   (source)
  • It could be only the record of what had had to be done, and what assuredly would have to be done again in the never ending fight against terror and its relentless onslaughts, despite their personal afflictions, by all who, while unable to be saints but refusing to bow down to pestilences, strive their utmost to be healers.†   (source)
  • Torn and dirt-covered and bloody, he backed before the onslaughts of his foe.†   (source)
  • To the youth it was an onslaught of redoubtable dragons.†   (source)
  • Tom stood still, rather flustered by this onslaught.†   (source)
  • Joan flew to him, grasped him, startled him with the suddenness of her onslaught.†   (source)
  • She was a powerful woman, and it took all Duane's strength to ward off her onslaughts.†   (source)
  • M. Riviere took this onslaught with a disconcerting humility.†   (source)
  • A rippling crash, a splintering of wood, told of an irresistible onslaught on the corral fence.†   (source)
  • Then, when ready to charge, they did so with terrible onslaught and roar.†   (source)
  • His loving, bearish onslaught and his words quite silenced Carley.†   (source)
  • But, God help me, I am old, and these foul onslaughts distract an aged man's brain.†   (source)
  • Then the shouting and the struggling, and the onslaught that was made on the defenceless porter!†   (source)
  • Why, even I, as I force myself; pen in hand, into recognition and civility, find all the force of my onslaught destroyed by a simple policy of non-resistance.†   (source)
  • I had often 'a little fever,' or a little touch of other things—the playful paw-strokes of the wilderness, the preliminary trifling before the more serious onslaught which came in due course.†   (source)
  • She sank her fangs into her mate's shoulder in reproof; and he, frightened, unaware of what constituted this new onslaught, struck back ferociously and in still greater fright, ripping down the side of the she-wolf's muzzle.†   (source)
  • Hans Castorp, however, had been somewhat afraid of its onslaught, although he knew he was definitely well equipped for it.†   (source)
  • Again the gray torrent roared away, the fine mist blew, the clouds lifted and separated, and, closing again, darkened for another onslaught.†   (source)
  • The three fellows still abroad upon the island did not greatly trouble us; a single sentry on the shoulder of the hill was sufficient to ensure us against any sudden onslaught, and we thought, besides, they had had more than enough of fighting.†   (source)
  • Glenn drew her into a sheltered nook where a rock jutted out from overhead and a thicket of young pines helped break the onslaught of the wind.†   (source)
  • Chauvelin, who was prepared for a violent onslaught from within, and for a vigorous resistance from the four fugitives, under cover of the darkness, was for the moment paralyzed with astonishment when he saw the soldiers standing there at attention, like sentries on guard, whilst not a sound proceeded from the hut.†   (source)
  • But one mark of a writer's greatness is that different minds can find in him different inspirations; and Professor Erlin, who hated the Prussians, gave his enthusiastic admiration to Goethe because his works, Olympian and sedate, offered the only refuge for a sane mind against the onslaughts of the present generation.†   (source)
  • The walls of this strange room gave the patient nothing to lay hold of, because, apart from the solid decorative object, they were simply furnished with mirrors, thick enough to withstand any onslaught of the victim, who was flung into the chamber empty-handed and barefoot.†   (source)
  • And before their onslaught this mighty upflung world of rugged stone was crumbling, splitting, wearing to ruin.†   (source)
  • Or did they interpret our spurts of fire, the sudden stinging of our shells, our steady investment of their encampment, as we should the furious unanimity of onslaught in a disturbed hive of bees?†   (source)
  • Give us back Mrs. Moore for five minutes only, and she will save my friend, she will save the name of his sons; don't rule her out, Mr. Das; take back those words as you yourself are a father; tell me where they have put her; oh, Mrs. Moore…… " "If the point is of any interest, my mother should have reached Aden," said Ronny dryly; he ought not to have intervened, but the onslaught had startled him.†   (source)
  • Brutal and fearless driver that he was, he urged his horses right through the tangled undergrowth, that bent with the onslaught of the wagon, to spring back erect after it had passed.†   (source)
  • This lasted of course the merest fraction of a second, and then the usual sense of commonplace, deadly danger, the possibility of a sudden onslaught and massacre, or something of the kind, which I saw impending, was positively welcome and composing.†   (source)
  • After that, a person would be immune to the effects of any climate anywhere, could stand firm against every onslaught—provided, of course, he waited for healing to take hold completely, and so forth.†   (source)
  • There was a sensation that he and his fellows, at bay, were pushing back, always pushing fierce onslaughts of creatures who were slippery.†   (source)
  • Bounding for his bridle, which hung over a bush, he ran against a cowboy who awkwardly tried to avoid the onslaught.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The first morning of her regency, Miss Ophelia was up at four o'clock; and having attended to all the adjustments of her own chamber, as she had done ever since she came there, to the great amazement of the chambermaid, she prepared for a vigorous onslaught on the cupboards and closets of the establishment of which she had the keys.†   (source)
  • He may be stern; he may be exacting; he may be ambitious yet; but his is the sternness of the warrior Greatheart, who guards his pilgrim convoy from the onslaught of Apollyon.†   (source)
  • There are instances of bravery ignored and obstinate, which defend themselves step by step in that fatal onslaught of necessities and turpitudes.†   (source)
  • The disease resumed its onslaughts.†   (source)
  • For a moment there would come a lull in the storm, but then it would swoop down again with such onslaughts that it seemed impossible to stand against it.†   (source)
  • The first onslaught of jealousy, once lived through, could never come back again, and even the discovery of infidelities could never now affect her as it had the first time.†   (source)
  • But heed him not—out and to thy people—Cry your Saxon onslaught, and let them sing their war-song of Rollo, if they will; vengeance shall bear a burden to it.†   (source)
  • And, hark thee, thou seemest to be a jolly confessor—come hither after the onslaught, and thou shalt have as much Malvoisie as would drench thy whole convent.†   (source)
  • He is to aid me in the onslaught, and he and his followers will personate the outlaws, from whom my valorous arm is, after changing my garb, to rescue the lady.†   (source)
  • Facing them, the Argives raised a shout; they had not lost their grip on valor but now braced to meet the Trojan onslaught.†   (source)
  • When he has thrown back their shouting onslaught from the ships, then let him return unhurt to the shipways and to me, his gear intact, with all his fighting men.†   (source)
  • And fierce Patroklos hurled himself upon the Trojans, in onslaughts fast as Ares, three times, wild yells in his throat.†   (source)
  • …two eagles soaring high from a mountain ridge
    and down they glided, borne on the wind's draft a moment,
    wing to wingtip, pinions straining taut till just
    above the assembly's throbbing hum they whirled,
    suddenly, wings thrashing, wild onslaught of wings
    and banking down at the crowd's heads—a glaring, fatal sign—
    talons slashing each other, tearing cheeks and throats
    they swooped away on the right through homes and city.
    All were dumbstruck, watching the eagles trail from…†   (source)
  • As people fell back from the onslaught of teeth, hooves, and blade, we picked up speed, leaving the loch, the village, and Leoch behind.†   (source)
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