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onslaught
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

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Definition
a powerful attack

or:

a sudden and enormous amount of something that must be handled — such as trouble, people or communications
  • The onslaught has exhausted us.
    Chapter 6 (25% in)
onslaught = powerful attack
  • ...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.
    Chapter 11 (15% in)
onslaught = powerful attack
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