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assail
used in Catch-22

3 uses
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Definition
attack physically or verbally
  • An anxious doubt assailed him.
    Chapter 10 — Wintergreen (41% in)
  • When such misgivings assailed Colonel Cathcart, he choked back a sob and wanted to throw the damned thing away, but he was restrained by his unswerving conviction that the cigarette holder never failed to embellish his masculine, martial physique with a high gloss of sophisticated heroism that illuminated him to dazzling advantage among all the other full colonels in the American Army with whom he was in competition.
    Chapter 19 — Colonel Cathcart (10% in)
  • Milo assailed them incredulously at the top of his voice.
    Chapter 24 — Milo (17% in)

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