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assail
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

7 uses
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Definition
attack physically or verbally
  • I do not know the reason for your flight, and therefore I do not know by what means your pursuers will assail you.
    1.3 -- Book 1 Chapter 3 -- Three is Company (94% in)
  • The party was assailed by Orcs in a high pass of the Misty Mountains as they went towards Wilderland; and so it happened that Bilbo was lost for a while in the black orc-mines deep under the mountains, and there, as he groped in vain in the dark, he put his hand on a ring, lying on the floor of a tunnel.
    Prologue (69% in)
  • Not once did they feel the sense of present evil that had assailed them before the attack in the dell.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Flight to the Ford (19% in)
  • Now pain assailed him, and he felt cold.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Flight to the Ford (74% in)
  • If we make no answer, the Enemy may move Men of his rule to assail King Brand, and Dain also.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (9% in)
  • But Sauron of Mordor assailed them, and they made the Last Alliance of Elves and Men, and the hosts of Gil-galad and Elendil were mustered in Arnor.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (12% in)
  • Only the waning might of Gondor stands now between him and a march in power along the coasts into the North; and if he comes, assailing the White Towers and the Havens, hereafter the Elves may have no escape from the lengthening shadows of Middle-earth.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (86% in)

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