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assault
used in Arrowsmith

5 uses
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Definition
to attack someone or something physically or verbally; or to threaten violence
  • He attended a policeman assaulted by strikers, and a striker assaulted by policemen.
    Chapter 11 (45% in)
  • He attended a policeman assaulted by strikers, and a striker assaulted by policemen.
    Chapter 11 (45% in)
  • God give me a restlessness whereby I may neither sleep nor accept praise till my observed results equal my calculated results or in pious glee I discover and assault my error.
    Chapter 26 (33% in)
  • Tubbs gasped, assaulted his whiskers, did a moment of impressive thinking, and clamored: "Do you mean to say you think you've discovered an infectious disease of bacteria, and you haven't told me about it?
    Chapter 29 (6% in)
  • On Gottlieb's birthday he gave him a shocking smoking-jacket of cherry and mauve velvet, and when he called at Gottlieb's flat, which was often, Gottlieb had to put on the ghastly thing and sit humming while Sondelius assaulted him with roaring condemnations of mediocre soup and mediocre musicians...... That Sondelius gave up surprisingly decorative dinner-parties for these calls, Gottlieb never knew.
    Chapter 30 (78% in)

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