assail[ uh-seyl ]SEE DEFINITION OF assail
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASSAIL
The darts of calamity may assail her on every side, but she is invulnerable to them all.
At the turret we could assail Hahn, and replace him with Snap.
If you assail me by the brain, I may attack you at the heart!
Besides, the real intention was not to assail you, but the people here who admitted you.'
What temptations would not assail her,—by what flatteries would she not be beset!
The crew were enjoined to assail him with insulting mockery.
The partizans of abolition could assail the system at its foundation.
It is not my desire to assail, not is it my part to defend, the reputation of the great.
I may observe that this reflection has not vanished with infancy, but still is apt to assail me.
Never would she cease to assail it until the Union was indissoluble.
RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR ASSAIL
- call in question
- face down
- fly in the face of
- frown at
- not countenance
- run counter to
- search out
- speak against
- stand up to
- take a stand
- take issue
- take on
- turn the tables