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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) 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.

2. (v. t.) To encounter or meet purposely with the view of mastering, as an obstacle, difficulty, or the like.

3. (v. t.) 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.

Strong's Hebrew
6117. aqab -- to follow at the heel, assail insidiously ...
... aqab. 6118 . to follow at the heel, assail insidiously, circumvent, overreach.
Transliteration: aqab Phonetic Spelling: (aw-kab') Short Definition: craftily. ...
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1956a. huth -- to shout at
... huth. 1956b . to shout at. Transliteration: huth Short Definition: assail. Word
Origin a prim. root Definition to shout at NASB Word Usage assail (1). ...
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2050. hathath -- imagine mischief
... Word Origin the same as huth, qv. imagine mischief A primitive root; properly, to
break in upon, ie To assail -- imagine mischief. 2049, 2050. hathath. 2051 ...
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That the Passions which Assail the Souls of Christians do not ...
... Book IX. Chapter 5."That the Passions Which Assail the Souls of Christians
Do Not Seduce Them to Vice, But Exercise Their Virtue. ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 5 that the passions which.htm

But in Vain, Says One, do You Assail us with a Groundless and ...
... Book I. 34 But in vain, says one, do you assail us with a groundless and
calumnious charge´┐Ż But in vain, says one, do you assail ...
/.../the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/34 but in vain says.htm

Divine Strictures on Various Heretics Descried in Various Passages ...
... Prophetical Scripture. Those Who Assail the True Doctrine of the One Lord
Jesus Christ, Both God and Man, Thus Condemned. For when ...
/.../ on the flesh of christ/chapter xxiv divine strictures on various.htm

This Work is Written against those who Sophistically Assail the ...
... fifteen books of aurelius augustinus, Bishop of Hippo, on the TrinityBook I. Chapter
1."This Work is Written Against Those Who Sophistically Assail the Faith ...
/.../augustine/on the holy trinity/chapter 1 this work is written.htm

Whether Men are Assailed by the Demons?
... souls. Therefore demons are not deputed to assail man. Objection ... Reply to Objection
1: The wicked angels assail men in two ways. Firstly by ...
/.../ theologica/whether men are assailed by.htm

But Now, Since My Pleading Has Steered Its Course Out of These ...
... heresy which had been urged against me by looking my accuser freely in the face,
I will pass on to the other articles of charge with which he tries to assail me ...
/.../30 but now since my.htm

Moreover, --To Touch Briefly Some of the More Recondite Topics ...
... triumphing over them in Himself." Those rulers, then, whom God had set over mankind,
having become contumacious and tyrannical, took in hand to assail the men ...
/.../15 moreoverto touch briefly some.htm

The Doctrine of Jesus Christ.
... Luke 1:35 is explicit about the matter. To assail the virgin birth is to assail
the Virgin's life. He was of "the seed of the woman," not of the man. ...
/.../evans/the great doctrines of the bible/the doctrine of jesus christ.htm

I Desire to Die.
... But if they be unwilling to assail me, I will compel them to do so. ... But if
they be unwilling to assail me, I will compel them to do so. ...
/.../ignatius/the epistle of ignatius to the romans/chapter v i desire to die.htm

The Zeal of Celestine and Sixtus, Bishops of Rome...
... provinces, that by your hurtful dissimulation you cause them to consent to certain
novelties), if the case be so, let novelty cease to assail antiquity." This ...
/.../vincent/the commonitory of vincent of lerins/chapter xxxii the zeal of.htm

Assail (4 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) 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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Attack (221 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To fall upon with force; to assail, as
with force and arms; to assault. 2. (vt) To assail with ...
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Offend (24 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To strike against; to attack; to assail.
2. (vt) To displease; to make angry; to affront. 3. (vt ...
/o/offend.htm - 23k

Jaw (6 Occurrences)
... 10. (vi) To scold; to clamor. 11. (vt) To assail or abuse by scolding.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. JAW; JAWBONE; JAW TEETH. ...
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Intercession (12 Occurrences)
... in-ter-sesh'-un (pagha`, "to make intercession"; originally "to strike upon," or
"against"; then in a good sense, "to assail anyone with petitions," "to urge ...
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Rattle (2 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To cause to make a rattling or clattering sound; as, to rattle a chain.
5. (vt) To assail, annoy, or stun with a rattling noise. ...
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Peal (1 Occurrence)
... 7. (vt) To utter or give forth loudly; to cause to give out loud sounds; to noise
abroad. 8. (vt) To assail with noise or loud sounds. 9. (vt) To pour out. ...
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Battle (282 Occurrences)
... 6. (n.) To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories. 7.
(vt) To assail in battle; to fight. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ...
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Assault (8 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) To attack with moral means, or with a view of producing moral effects; to
attack by words, arguments, or unfriendly measures; to assail; as, to assault ...
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Assailant (1 Occurrence)

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Assail (4 Occurrences)

Psalms 17:9
From the wicked that oppress, my deadly enemies, that compass me about.
(See NIV)

Psalms 27:2
When evildoers came at me to eat up my flesh, even my adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.
(See RSV)

Psalms 55:4
My heart is severely pained within me. The terrors of death have fallen on me.
(See NIV)

Psalms 62:3
How long will ye assail a man; will ye seek, all of you, to break him down as a bowing wall or a tottering fence?



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