Synonyms for attacked

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"He attacked me like the low ruffian that he is," pleaded Halbert, in extenuation.

Mr. Gladstone attacked the bill with a power and vehemence which astonished the House.

We were in a bad position, and subject to be attacked in it.

The tribesmen poured into the bazaar and attacked the serai on all sides.

Macarius was attacked when in a cemetery, and passed a whole night in defending himself.

Why, replied Major Deane, had they broken the peace and attacked the camp?

You were then in a faint, and when I attacked Bulan he dropped you to defend himself.

But how did you know we had been attacked by a troop of bears?

I will not permit the honour of an English captain to be attacked in my presence any longer!

Dashing his one-eyed glasses on the table, he attacked the man.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from French attaquer (16c.), from Florentine Italian attaccare (battaglia) "join (battle)," thus the word is a doublet of attach, which was used 15c.-17c. also in the sense now reserved to attack. Related: Attacked; attacking.

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