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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ATTACKING

The right of their position was nearest the attacking force.

And if you ask as friends, you have done us bitter wrong, by attacking us unprovoked.

The sensibilities of the class you are attacking are soon blunted.

But on the attacking side the fight has brought terrible losses to Finn's men.

Menendez lost no time in attacking the Huguenot colonists of Carolina.

The latter were afraid of him, while he merely refrained from attacking them.

Besides, the wolves would not find their account in attacking them in herds.

I may say that he has always a hearty manner of attacking his soup.

He had tasted their hot breath once when attacking the ranch in his Star Devil.

An attacking party of five hundred was slain north of the town.

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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