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Nor can so much be said of all those who have assailed them.

Vain was the storm of stones which assailed their advance: they could not have stopped if they would.

He walked slowly and cautiously, prepared to be assailed at any moment.

These were some of the doubts with which the police officer was assailed.

I shall not enter into a minute detail of temptations which assailed my fortitude.

They might more wisely go to work, if by open wars they assailed us.

Faithful had been assailed by 'Wanton,' and had been obliged to fly from her.

It assailed me suddenly when I beheld you there with Lionel, and I succumbed to it.

How then, did he—and why was he allowed—to pass them, only to be assailed in ascending the steps?

But it looked as if already they were too late, for in that moment they were assailed from behind.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Old French assalir "attack, assault, assail" (12c., Modern French assaillir), from Vulgar Latin *adsalire "to leap at," from Latin ad- "at" (see ad-) + salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)). Figurative use from mid-14c. Related: Assailed; assailing; assailable.

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