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surprise attack


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an attack without warning


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  • 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.

    The Lion Game

  • 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.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • “Better perhaps that I tell him to prepare to defend Cala city against a surprise attack from the mainland — instigated by you!”

    Conqueror's Moon

  • 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.

    Beyond the Sunrise

  • 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.

    Panzer Aces

  • "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?"

    the mission song

  • 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.

    Castles of Steel

  • 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.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • 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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