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assailant
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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someone who attacks
  • Her defender, whom she dreaded more than her assailant, having reluctantly disappeared, the farmer continued his reprimand, which Tess took with the greatest coolness, that sort of attack being independent of sex.
    6 — The Convert (22% in)

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