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used in The Fellowship of the Ring

3 uses
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to attack someone or something physically or verbally; or to threaten violence
  • Three were carried away by the first assault of the flood; the others were now hurled into the water by their horses and overwhelmed.
    2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Many Meetings (28% in)
  • For on the eve of the sudden assault a dream came to my brother in a troubled sleep; and afterwards a like dream came oft to him again, and once to me.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Council of Elrond (22% in)
  • A shuddering howl broke from him, as if he were a captain summoning his pack to the assault.
    2.4 — Book 2 Chapter 4 — A Journey in the Dark (15% in)

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