EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ATTACKED
"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.
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.