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Definition of "assailed" []

  • Simple past tense and past participle of assail. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "assailed" in a sentence
  • "Speaking about Rove's latest vexation of conservative momentum, a critical comment he made recently about Sarah Palin's lack of presidential "gravitas," conservative radio show host Mark Levin assailed the former Bush brain, calling him "yesterday's operative" who had a problem keeping his mouth shut."
  • "Tales of the most infamous and glaring falsehood were invented, and I was again assailed by pamphlets, by paragraphs, and caricatures, and all the [Page 185] artillery of slander, while the only being to whom I then looked up for protection was so situated as to be unable to afford it."
  • "Catholic bishop of Ossory, who lived at the time these acts were still in force, records that "the priest-catchers 'occupation became exceedingly odious both to Protestants and Catholics," and that himself had seen "ruffians of this calling assailed with a shower of stones, flung by both Catholics and Protestants.""