a person who attacks.
Archaic. ; attacking; hostile.
Police say Malpeso’s assailant, in contrast, was caught in the act.
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Deng quickly decked the assailant, achieving her own bit of YouTube immortality.
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The rationale in those cases, he said, is that DNA should be used to identify the assailant.
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Navigating the Army medical system, he continues, gave him and Kevin a certain sympathy for their assailant.
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Next, the assailant shot Gonzalez, who played dead on the floor.
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His wounds were dressed and the authorities notified to arrest his assailant.
The Eagle’s Heart Hamlin Garland
She grasped the arm of her assailant and struggled with all her might, but to no purpose.
The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
The door was opened hastily by Liffie Lee, who, being a much lighter weight than her assailant, went down before her rush.
The Young Trawler R.M. Ballantyne
He parried the blow on his sabre, and with the flat of it knocked his assailant senseless.
The Snare Rafael Sabatini
Suddenly springing upon his assailant, he bore him to the ground, and held him there.
The Boat Club Oliver Optic
a person who attacks another, either physically or verbally: he was unable to recognize his assailants
1530s, from French assailant, noun use of present participle of assailir (see assail). Earlier in same sense was assailer (c.1400).
to attack vigorously or violently; assault. to attack with arguments, criticism, ridicule, abuse, etc.: to assail one’s opponent with slander. to undertake with the purpose of mastering: He assailed his studies with new determination. to impinge upon; make an impact on; beset: His mind was assailed by conflicting arguments. The light assailed their eyes. Contemporary […]
to attack vigorously or violently; assault. to attack with arguments, criticism, ridicule, abuse, etc.: to assail one’s opponent with slander. to undertake with the purpose of mastering: He assailed his studies with new determination. to impinge upon; make an impact on; beset: His mind was assailed by conflicting arguments. The light assailed their eyes. Historical […]
- Assam states
a group of former states in NE India, most of which are now part of the state of Assam.
a state in NE India. 85,012 sq. mi. (220,181 sq. km). Capital: Shillong. Contemporary Examples That’s because we’ve had an outbreak of bloodshed in the eastern state of Assam. The Irony of the Anti-Immigration Violence in Assam Dilip D’Souza August 19, 2012 One, the specter of the Bangladeshi Muslim invasion is a widely-held impression about […]