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Definition of Attack

  • To fall upon with force; to assail, as with force and arms; to assault.
  • To assail with unfriendly speech or writing; to begin a controversy with; to attempt to overthrow or bring into disrepute, by criticism or satire; to censure; as, to attack a man, or his opinions, in a pamphlet.
  • To set to work upon, as upon a task or problem, or some object of labor or investigation.
  • To begin to affect; to begin to act upon, injuriously or destructively; to begin to decompose or waste.
  • To make an onset or attack.
  • The act of attacking, or falling on with force or violence; an onset; an assault; -- opposed to defense.
  • An assault upon one's feelings or reputation with unfriendly or bitter words.
  • A setting to work upon some task, etc.
  • An access of disease; a fit of sickness.
  • The beginning of corrosive, decomposing, or destructive action, by a chemical agent.
  • a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
  • an offensive move in a sport or game
  • the act of attacking
  • ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
  • (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
  • strong criticism
  • intense adverse criticism
  • the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent)
  • a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
  • begin to injure
  • set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task
  • attack in speech or writing
  • take the initiative and go on the offensive
  • launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with
  • attack someone physically or emotionally

How to use attack in a sentence. Attack pronunciation.

The controversy, however, was by no means ended, and around 1704 it flared again in a resurgence of attacks upon the stage.
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It vividly recalled a picture of the days of his youth, and he remembered a day when his sister, who was recovering from a severe attack of fever, was first allowed to go out into the open air.
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Stung by the outrageous attacks of the Radicals, and suffering as only a great artist can suffer under what he regards as a complete misrepresentation of his purpose, Turgenev wrote letters of explanation, confession, irony, letters that gained him no affection, that only increased the perplexity of the public, and which are much harder to understand than the work itself.
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During part of the time, while writing in the midst of hunger and freezing cold, he had an epileptic attack every ten days.
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This last sentence shows the real animus against Turgenev that obsesses Mr. Baring's mind; once more the reader queries, Suppose Dostoevski be all that Mr. Baring claims for him, why is it necessary to attack Turgenev?
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The Englishman, Astley, is utterly unreal, Paulina is impossible, and the Slavophil attacks on the French are rather pointless.
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The crowd regards the capers of the man, and waits in suspense for the fatal attack.
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After a frightful attack of coughing, he says: "I often think that soon I shall be lying in complete darkness.
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Sanin informs them that he will not fight a duel, because he does not wish to take the officer's life, and because he does not care to risk his own; but that if the officer attempts any physical attack upon him in the street, he will thrash him on the spot.
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For many years there have been plenty of attacks on the supernatural side of Christianity, and on Christianity as a religion; nearly all its opponents, however, have treated its ethics, its practical teachings, with respect.
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The novel "Sanin" is perhaps the boldest, but it is only one of many attacks that are now being made on Christianity as a system of morals; as was the case with the Greeks and Romans, scepticism in morals follows hard on scepticism in religion.
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It can never be successfully attacked by historical research or by destructive criticism-all such attacks leave it precisely as they found it.
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He therefore begins by feigning madness, and acting so well that his madness comes upon him only at long intervals; at a dinner-party he has a violent fit; but he waits a whole month before having another attack.
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If Kuprin's story be true, one does not need to look far for the utter failure of the Russian troops in the Japanese war; the soldiers are here represented as densely ignorant, drilling in abject terror of their officers' fists and boots, and knowing nothing whatever of true formations in attack or defence.
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At this time she took little or no medicines, the physicians and the family having no confidence in their curative effect; but, on the 1st of January, 1884, she had so many chills and hemorrhages, that they sent for the family physician to aid in checking, if possible, the severe attack.
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While living in Canada, my eldest daughter, then a girl of ten years of age, rather delicate and of feeble health, had a severe attack of chorea, "St. Vitus's dance.
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The two Christians whom he would have ruined then went and took care of him till he died, two or three days after his attack.
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It was a most violent and painful attack, and we were greatly alarmed.
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Do not speak of the attack to any one; we will go only to Jesus about it; and then she prayed with us.
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The Dutch expected an attack from their enemies by sea, and public prayers were ordered for their deliverance.
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Examples of Attack

Example #1
Within two or three years after the appearance in 1698 of Jeremy Collier's 'A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage', the bitter exchanges of reply and counter-reply to the charges of gross licentiousness in the London theaters had subsided.
Example #2
Among the tracts opposing the theaters was an anonymous pamphlet entitled 'A Representation of the Impiety and Immorality of the English Stage', a piece which was published early in 1704 and which appeared in three editions before the end of that year.
Example #3
She had gone out, clinging to his arm into the peristyle of his father's house; as he walked backward and forwards with poor, weary, abandoned Sirona, his neglected figure seemed by degrees to assume the noble aspect of a high- born Greek; and instead of the rough, rocky soil, he felt as if he were treading the beautiful mosaic pavement of his father's court.
Example #4
She took his arm, and he led her slowly up and down.
Example #5
The prime difficulty was that in this book Turgenev had told a number of profound truths about life; and nobody wanted the truth.
Example #6
But this was asking almost too much of human nature.