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assailant

(ă-sāl′ănt)
One who violently attacks and injures another person.
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It is lucky for the women that the seat of fistycuff war is not the same with them as among men; but though they may seem a little to deviate from their sex, when they go forth to battle, yet I have observed, they never so far forget, as to assail the bosoms of each other; where a few blows would be fatal to most of them.
It is so pleasing to one's 'vanity, and so safe, to be of the master's side when he assails those vices and foibles which are inherent in the system of things, and which one can contemn with vast applause so long as one does not attempt to undo the conditions they spring from.
Whatever doubts assail us or what fears, Let us hold fast this day, remembering friends.
This comes when Iranian politicians continue to assail Britain in general and the BBC in particular as the height of dishonesty.
Wahid Hamad, the famed author of the show, which has been hitting the airwaves since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, has denied he has been commissioned by the Egyptian Government to write the show to assail the Muslim Brotherhood, which holds a fifth of the Egyptian Parliament.
Congressional hearings are held, and proponents of direct election assail the electoral college system with vituperative remarks.
The authors wisely stay away from dense critical theory, choosing instead to assail readers with numerous frightening illustrations of an unfolding world that would be comical in its anxieties, if it were not so tragic.
An experimental drug seems to assail obesity through dual biological actions, according to a new study.
The reader is brought into the colorful yet dangerous life of 12th-century France as evils of all kinds assail the logical Catherine and those closest to her.
They assail a marketing culture they claim is based on subterfuge, lies and hollow promises--in short, hypocrisy.
As malicious intrusions, viruses and spam increasingly assail networks, we've taken the fight to a new level on Intoto's platform," said John Bromhead, vice president of marketing at Tarari.