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assail
used in Not Without My Daughter

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Definition
attack physically or verbally
  • Migraines assailed me in February 1974, bringing dizziness, nausea, and an encompassing sense of weakness.
  • Her husband, unusually tall for an Iranian, spent most of the evening mumbling prayers and chanting portions of the Koran while, all about us, the now-familiar din of chattering relatives assailed our ears.
  • A multitude of questions assailed me, and I determined not to get into the car with these strange, excitable women until I received some answers.
  • Whenever Moody turned ugly, however, the doubts assailed me.
  • Simultaneously, four lady pasdar, in their uniforms of black chadors, assailed me, screaming in my face.

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