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synonyms for attacks

  • aggression
  • barrage
  • charge
  • incursion
  • intervention
  • intrusion
  • invasion
  • offensive
  • onslaught
  • outbreak
  • raid
  • rape
  • skirmish
  • strike
  • violation
  • advance
  • assailing
  • blitz
  • blitzkrieg
  • defilement
  • drive
  • encounter
  • encroachment
  • foray
  • initiative
  • inroad
  • irruption
  • mugging
  • offense
  • onrush
  • onset
  • push
  • rush
  • storming
  • thrust
  • volley
  • assailment
  • dirty deed
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antonyms for attacks

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  • retreat
  • pull
  • aid
  • defense
  • flight
  • health
  • protection
  • reprisal
  • resistance
  • shelter
  • shield
  • submission
  • support
  • surrender
  • sustenance
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How to use attacks in a sentence

I nursed him through several attacks of delirium tremens, and was always in fear that he would get out and disgrace us.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
At night several counter-attacks were delivered, in every case repulsed with heavy loss.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
In their attacks upon one another loads are forgotten and often seriously damaged.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
During the following week the Spaniards made three more night-attacks, the total killed and wounded Americans amounting to 10 men.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
General Hall occupied Santólan and the pumping-station there and repelled the repeated attacks made on his column.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The 1st Division did equally well but have been driven back again by counter-attacks.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Again the Taracas ventured on a series of attacks on the American military posts in the locality.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
From this area, Dunmore and his friends made repeated plunder attacks along the coast of Virginia until summer.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
Simultaneously, the capture of these forts reduced the danger of Indian attacks considerably.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
Footnote 48: Tobacco has been able to survive such attacks as these—nay, has raised up a host of defenders as well as opponents.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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