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Definition of assailed (Meaning of assailed)
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Assail As*sail" ([a^]s*s[=a]l"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
	     {Assailed} (-s[=a]ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Assailing}.] [OE.
	     assailen, asailen, OF. asaillir, assailler, F. assaillir; a
	     (L. ad) + saillir to burst out, project, fr. L. salire to
	     leap, spring; cf. L. assilire to leap or spring upon. See
	     {Sally}.]
	     1. To attack with violence, or in a vehement and hostile
	        manner; to assault; to molest; as, to assail a man with
	        blows; to assail a city with artillery.
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	              No rude noise mine ears assailing.    --Cowper.
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	              No storm can now assail
	              The charm he wears within.            --Keble.
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	     2. To encounter or meet purposely with the view of mastering,
	        as an obstacle, difficulty, or the like.
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	              The thorny wilds the woodmen fierce assail. --Pope.
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	     3. To attack morally, or with a view to produce changes in
	        the feelings, character, conduct, existing usages,
	        institutions; to attack by words, hostile influence, etc.;
	        as, to assail one with appeals, arguments, abuse,
	        ridicule, and the like.
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	              The papal authority . . . assailed.   --Hallam.
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	              They assailed him with keen invective; they assailed
	              him with still keener irony.          --Macaulay.
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	     Syn: To attack; assault; invade; encounter; fall upon. See
	          {Attack}.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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