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.

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