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Definition to attack someone or something physically or verbally; or to threaten violence
  • I was assaulted by someone wearing a mask.
assaulted = attacked
  • It is an assault on free speech.
  • assault = attack
  • He ordered an assault by the 1st Virginia Cavalry.
  • assault = attack
  • They have learned something from the failure of last night's assault.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • assault = attack
  • Second thing you can do is stay away from my cook or I'll have you up for assault-
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • assault = the crime of threatening or attempting to physically harm someone
  • They said she'd assaulted some men at the Esso station.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • assaulted = attacked
  • A nonhot boy stares at you relentlessly and it is, at best, awkward and, at worst, a form of assault.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • assault = attack
  • They're assaulted by...what?
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • assaulted = attacked
  • This is the same guy that Mike Harris assaulted in the bar?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • assaulted = attacked
  • "General," Longstreet said slowly, "it is my considered opinion that a frontal assault here would be a disaster."
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • assault = attack
  • there were about a hundred gun assaults last year, country wide.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • assaults = attacks
  • The assault on Helm's Deep had begun,
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • assault = attack
  • They did know ... the tactics of assaulting the enemy's position on a star.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • assaulting = attacking
  • It is clear to me that the Enemy has long planned an assault on us,
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • assault = attack
  • The policeman said Rosaleen assaulted the men, but I was there, and she was only protecting herself.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • assaulted = attacked
  • Assault, theft, and disturbing the peace.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • assault = the crime of physically attacking someone
  • You don't have to touch her, all you have to do is make her afraid, an' if assault ain't enough to keep you locked up awhile, I'll get you in on the Ladies' Law, so get outa my sight!
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • assault = the crime of threatening or attempting to physically harm someone
  • Such an assault as he made puts him on a level with assassins.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • The main bulk of Rabadash's men had been on foot ready to assault the gate.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • In the assault on this castle of King Lune's, nothing matters but speed.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy

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