Definition Of assail
make a concerted or violent attack on.
the Scots army assailed Edward's army from the rear
Example Of assail
Although the open admissions policy was weakened, its critics continued to assail it.
And taste is now a far weaker, more assailable notion than it was in the late eighteenth century.
As I visited old haunts I was once again assailed by familiar feelings of disgust.
As one historian wrote, ‘All forms of property were assailed , all signs of wealth and privilege were attacked.’
As the old patterns die in their minds and the new ones begin to take shape, people are assailed by self-doubt and misgivings about their leaders.