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  • v. Present participle of assail.


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  • I find nothing productive in assailing someone else's choices or life, and that is pretty much the level to which this "debate" has sunk.

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  • The first she calls assailing, where I'm rough on Carl Sagan and Jesse Jackson, Mario Cuomo, Teddy Kennedy, Lowell Weicker, Elizabeth Taylor and so on; then analyzing specific problems, I hope shrewdly.

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  • Audacity seems to refer to the assailing of others.

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  • Riding on Obama's traveling press bus through Virginia this afternoon, as reporters listened to a 30-minute call assailing Palin and traded lipstick jokes, there's no denying that Palin remains the story.

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  • He alleges that Perlmutter spent a 50-minute class "assailing" his views and allowed students to openly ridicule his conservative positions, and that she reduced his grade because he was not "progressive."

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  • (literally, the one "assailing" Him, Ps 8: 2; 139: 20; Job 21: 19).

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  • In assailing a proposed two-cent increase in the price of a first-class postage stamp, your editorial "The Post Office Hustle" (Sept. 27) uncharacteristically fails to identify the underpinning of the decision to seek a price change: a legislatively imposed lack of flexibility in managing the Postal Service business.

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  • It initially drew a very hard line when Mr. Hazare's demonstration started, jailing him briefly before it even got under way and assailing him publicly as a radical activist trying to blackmail the government into passing his bill.

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  • The suggestion, again, is that Joe Sestak is a clone of Nancy Pelosi, does exactly what the speaker wants, votes a hundred percent of the time with Nancy Pelosi, ad after ad assailing him on that.

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  • Before he had even finished explaining his vision, though, critics were already assailing his budget for killing jobs, hurting the poor, punishing school districts and rewarding the wealthy at the expense of average working Ohio residents.

    New Ohio gov unveils 'reform-oriented' budget


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