- n. an attack without warning
“Scag had killed several of Stiltik's people during their surprise attack in the sealed areas; so it was known the three Alattas had brought a mind hound in with them.”
“After surveying the British positions, Washington had resolved on a surprise attack on the Hessian garrison at Trenton, where 1,500 men were stationed under Colonel Johann Rahl.”
““Better perhaps that I tell him to prepare to defend Cala city against a surprise attack from the mainland — instigated by you!””
“He just happened at the time to be holding back a surprise attack across a bridge almost single-handedly until his bellowings — and mighty profane ones at that, from all accounts — brought the whole of his company and others running.”
“Then, on September 29, Grant delivered a surprise attack against Fort Harrison, below Chafin's Bluff on the James.”
“The Soviets had taken Nevel two days earlier in a surprise attack by sixty tanks followed by trucks carrying infantry.”
“Then can you explain to us, please, how a small group of strangers, white as snow, can pull off a surprise attack on Bukavu airport without attracting a certain amount of attention from those who are not so fortunate?”
“These emergency measures were designed to guard against the threat that, in the first days, most worried Callaghan and, subsequently, Jellicoe: a surprise attack on the anchored British fleet by German destroyers.”
“Ice, however, prevented him from dropping down Delaware Bay, and so instead having been given great latitude in his operations he decided to make a surprise attack on New Providence in the Bahamas and capture gunpowder and arms.”
“The plan he had developed was to deliver a surprise attack before dawn at a point, Fort Stedman, where the opposing trenches were not more than 150 yards apart.”
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