assault


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01. She was sexually [assaulted] while walking home through the park alone at night.
02. He was arrested and charged with [assault] after getting into a fight at a bar.
03. The police attacked the building where the hostages were being held with tear gas and [assault] rifles.
04. Police have not yet determined if the victim was sexually [assaulted] before being murdered.
05. The young man had been [assaulted] with a baseball bat, and had a broken arm and a large bump on his head.
06. The army is planning a midnight [assault] on the enemy's position.
07. He was arrested and charged with [assault] after hitting someone in the head with his stick during the hockey game.
08. John Maynard Keynes once said that words ought to be a little wild for they are the [assaults] of thought on the unthinking.
09. The knights who led the [assault] on the enemy's castle were honored by the King after the battle.
10. The American troops were able to enter the city following a successful [assault] on the rebel camp.
11. Three climbers were killed during an [assault] on the south face of the mountain.
12. Four men are in jail after a policeman was violently [assaulted] during a demonstration outside a clinic where abortions are performed.
13. She developed a terrible fear of strangers after being sexually [assaulted] in a public park on the way home from work.
14. Iraqi insurgents have launched a major [assault] against American forces in four different cities.
15. The thief [assaulted] his victim with a golf club before stealing her purse and all her jewelry.
16. King Arthur and his knights made a daring, daylight [assault] on the enemy castle.
17. The raid began with a force of 10 [assault] helicopters.
18. In 1996, British mountaineer Alison Hargreaves died while descending from a successful [assault] of the mountain known as K2.
19. Before his death in 1996, rapper Tupac Shakur had been arrested a number of times for crimes including [assault] and sex abuse.
20. On June 6, 1944, Allied Forces launched a major [assault] against German troops in Normandy.
21. The Encyclopaedia Britannica Online describes the First World War as the most intense physical, economic, and psychological [assault] on European society in its history.
22. Studies show that the majority of women who are physically or sexually [assaulted] know their attackers.
23. The movie star was arrested after [assaulting] a photographer who was trying to take a picture of him with his new girlfriend.
24. Japanese teachers are increasingly being [assaulted] by their students, according to a recent news report.
25. The young woman was drugged and then sexually [assaulted] by a young man she met at a party.
26. A police spokesman said that reports of [assaults] in the downtown area have increased by over 10% since the bars began closing two hours later.
27. Two men carrying [assault] rifles entered the bank and escaped with over $100,000 in cash.
28. Studies show that the most likely place for a person to be murdered or seriously [assaulted] is at home, by family members.
29. In Brazil, at the MaracaÙŒa Stadium, a moat had to be built around the playing field to keep fans from [assaulting] the players and referees.
30. On February 24, 1991, a ground [assault] by Allied forces was begun in Kuwait to force out the Iraqi invaders.
31. The victim of the [assault] had a broken jaw and a black eye.
32. The [assault] on the enemy camp was a great success; twenty enemy soldiers were captured and none of our men were killed.
33. Recent studies suggest that college-age women have a much greater chance of becoming a victim of sexual [assault] on days when they drink alcohol.{</charset>}

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  • assault — as·sault 1 /ə sȯlt/ n [Old French assaut, literally, attack, ultimately from Latin assultus, from assilire to leap (on), attack] 1: the crime or tort of threatening or attempting to inflict immediate offensive physical contact or bodily harm… …   Law dictionary

  • ASSAULT — ASSAULT, the infliction of any degree of violence on the body of another person, whether injury results or not. The biblical injunction, he may be given up to 40 lashes but not more (Deut. 25:3), which applies to flogging by way of punishment,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Assault — As*sault , n. [OE. asaut, assaut, OF. assaut, asalt, F. assaut, LL. assaltus; L. ad + saltus a leaping, a springing, salire to leap. See {Assail}.] 1. A violent onset or attack with physical means, as blows, weapons, etc.; an onslaught; the rush… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Assault — As*sault , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assaulted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assaulting}.] [From {Assault}, n.: cf. OF. assaulter, LL. assaltare.] 1. To make an assault upon, as by a sudden rush of armed men; to attack with unlawful or insulting physical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assault — n *attack, onslaught, onset Analogous words: assailing, bombarding or bombardment, storming or storm (see corresponding verbs at ATTACK): *invasion, incursion, raid assault vb storm, *attack, bombard, assail …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • assault — [n] attack advance, aggression, charge, incursion, invasion, offensive, onset, onslaught, rape, storm, storming, strike, violation; concept 86 assault [v] attack abuse, advance, assail, bash, beset, blast, blitz, bushwhack, charge, come down on* …   New thesaurus

  • assault — ► NOUN 1) a violent attack. 2) Law an act that threatens physical harm to a person. 3) a concentrated attempt to do something difficult. ► VERB ▪ make an assault on. DERIVATIVES assaultive adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • assault — [ə sôlt′] n. [ME assaut < OFr assaut, assalt < VL * assaltus < assalire: see ASSAIL] 1. a violent attack, either physical or verbal 2. euphemism for RAPE1 3. Law an unlawful threat or unsuccessful attempt to do physical harm to another,… …   English World dictionary

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  • Assault — This article is about the criminal act. For tortious aspects of assault, see Assault (tort). For other uses, see Assault (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • assault — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 crime of attacking sb ADJECTIVE ▪ brutal, ferocious, savage, vicious, violent ▪ armed ▪ criminal …   Collocations dictionary