Was he captive, or had he managed to escape the onslaught and was now hiding somewhere in the massive compound?
“It's going to be an onslaught, a circle of messages,” Davis said.
The economic collapse of 2008 brought with it an onslaught of wage theft, according to the Austin-based Workers Defense Project.
The month of August has been dogged with an onslaught of news regarding the economy starting with the debt-ceiling fiasco.
Ingraham responded to the onslaught by trying to smoothe things over—saying “I adore you.”
But that it was a fair fight, and that the Duke and his men had made the first onslaught.
Marcia is checked in her onslaught, and a half-misgiving comes to her.
Was it His hand which stayed the onslaught of the beast and defeated the baser schemes of men?
The pirates saw them coming, and dared not stand their onslaught.
To his onslaught of frantic words she maintained a stoic silence.
1620s, anslaight, somehow from or on analogy of Dutch aanslag "attack," from Middle Dutch aenslach, from aen "on" (see on) + slach "blow," related to slaen "slay." Spelling influenced by obsolete (since c.1400) English slaught (n.) "slaughter," from Old English sleaht (see slaughter (n.)). No record of its use in 18c.; apparently revived by Scott.