- to attack vigorously or violently; assault.
- to attack with arguments, criticism, ridicule, abuse, etc.: to assail one's opponent with slander.
- to undertake with the purpose of mastering: He assailed his studies with new determination.
- to impinge upon; make an impact on; beset: His mind was assailed by conflicting arguments. The light assailed their eyes.
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Historical Examples of unassailed
After the trials, it is manifest that Hone was to be unassailed, do what he might.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)
Augustus De Morgan
In all controversy, the strong man's position is unassailed.
Only the fact remains that Drake passed by and left Cuba unassailed.The History of Cuba, vol. 1
Willis Fletcher Johnson
If we retreated, it was certain the princess would not leave us unassailed!Lilith
Whither shall he fall for refuge—how shall he pass by unassailed?The Golden Sayings of Epictetus
- to attack violently; assault
- to criticize or ridicule vehemently, as in argument
- to beset or disturbhis mind was assailed by doubts
- to encounter with the intention of masteringto assail a problem; to assail a difficult mountain ridge