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used in The Mill on the Floss

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to attack someone or something physically or verbally; or to threaten violence
  • You will be thrown into the world some day, and then every rational satisfaction of your nature that you deny now will assault you like a savage appetite.
    5.3 -- Book 5 Chapter 3 -- The Wavering Balance (67% in)
  • Your daughter is a witness that you've assaulted me."
    5.7 -- Book 5 Chapter 7 -- A Day of Reckoning (49% in)

There are no more uses of "assault" in The Mill on the Floss.

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