toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

assail
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

4 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
attack physically or verbally
  • Him not by manly force Lycurgus slew, Whose guileful javelin from the thicket flew, Deep in a winding way his breast assailed, Nor aught the warrior's thundering mace avail'd.
    Book 7 (33% in)
  • Though late in vain assail'd, The spear may enter where the arrow fail'd."
    Book 5 (31% in)
  • The Grecian phalanx, moveless as a tower, On all sides batter'd, yet resists his power: So some tall rock o'erhangs the hoary main,(241) By winds assail'd, by billows beat in vain, Unmoved it hears, above, the tempest blow, And sees the watery mountains break below.
    Book 15 (82% in)
  • Can such opponents stand when we assail?
    Book 17 (66% in)

There are no more uses of "assail" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope).

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®