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fired upon

adjective as in attacked

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When the two groups encountered each other, the command structure broke down, and they fired upon each other.

Suddenly shots ring out: Jack Ruby has fired upon Lee Harvey Oswald.

The warden who was fired upon pulled over and fired 20 rounds with his high-powered rifle at Dorner as he sped off.

If proved correct, the leaked results could contradict police claims that they only opened fire after being fired upon.

A second officer then arrived, shooting and killing the suspect after he too was fired upon.

At Jaques Cartier they had but one batteau to cross the army over with, and were fired upon during the whole time by two frigates.

On the following day they were again seen, and fired upon by the boat's crew of the Dick.

A mob attacked him in the pulpit; the military fired upon the people, and 10 persons were killed and 16 wounded.

The ships fired upon each other, but they could not inflict serious damage.

One of our men ventured across; he was not fired upon, and was given a cigar and told to go back.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fired upon, such as: assailed, besieged, bombarded, bombed, invaded, and stormed.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.