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assailant
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

8 uses
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Definition
someone who attacks
  • Quasimodo placed himself in front of the priest, set in play the muscles of his athletic fists, and glared upon the assailants with the snarl of an angry tiger.
    1.2.3 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 3 — Kisses for Blows (96% in)
  • At the same moment, a shower of large stones began to fall from the top of the facade on the assailants.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (43% in)
  • There were few which did not deal their blow, and a large layer of dead and wounded lay bleeding and panting beneath the feet of the assailants who, now grown furious, replaced each other without intermission.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (44% in)
  • His shower of stone blocks was not sufficient to repel the assailants.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (55% in)
  • Around these two principal streams there were drops of that horrible rain, which scattered over the assailants and entered their skulls like gimlets of fire.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (62% in)
  • Before a second assailant could gain a foothold on the gallery, the formidable hunchback leaped to the head of the ladder, without uttering a word, seized the ends of the two uprights with his powerful hands, raised them, pushed them out from the wall, balanced the long and pliant ladder, loaded with vagabonds from top to bottom for a moment, in the midst of shrieks of anguish, then suddenly, with superhuman force, hurled this cluster of men backward into the Place.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (84% in)
  • Quasimodo who did not hear, saw the naked swords, the torches, the irons of the pikes, all that cavalry, at the head of which he recognized Captain Phoebus; he beheld the confusion of the outcasts, the terror of some, the disturbance among the bravest of them, and from this unexpected succor he recovered so much strength, that he hurled from the church the first assailants who were already climbing into the gallery.
    2.10.7 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 7 — Chateaupers to the Rescue (27% in)
  • They forced the line of assailants, and fled in every direction, leaving the Parvis encumbered with dead.
    2.10.7 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 7 — Chateaupers to the Rescue (88% in)

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