Usage examples for assail

  1. When Marcus lay awake that night there was no deadly coldness at his heart, no lurking demon of despondency, waiting for the small dark hours to assail him. – Doctor Luttrell's First Patient by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  2. It even happened occasionally that one of them would go and hide behind the piles of timber, and assail Miette and Silvere with boyish jeers. – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  3. From the windows of his residence they could see the pirates assail their ship and, ere they could hasten back to it, the crew had surrendered. – The Corsair King by Mór Jókai
  4. Then the forces of the air assail them. – The-Grand-Canyon-of-Arizona-how-to-see-it by James, George Wharton
  5. They assail you by ideas, not by insidious structures of thought. – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
  6. Such difficulties never assail any one but me! – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau