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Sample sentences for the GRE study word onslaught

onslaught can be used as a noun

1.He now gave the animals in charge of his friend Abderus, and made such a furious onslaught on his assailants that they turned and fled. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
2.He may be stern he may be exacting he may be ambitious yet but his is the sternness of the warrior Greatheart, who guards his pilgrim convoy from the onslaught of Apollyon. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
3.The first onslaught of jealousy, once lived through, could never come back again, and even the discovery of infidelities could never now affect her as it had the first time. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
4.I had often 'a little fever,' or a little touch of other things--the playful paw-strokes of the wilderness, the preliminary trifling before the more serious onslaught which came in due course. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
5.Or did they interpret our spurts of fire, the sudden stinging of our shells, our steady investment of their encampment, as we should the furious unanimity of onslaught in a disturbed hive of bee. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
6.Aided by these new and powerful allies, Zeus now made a furious onslaught on his enemies, and so tremendous was the encounter that all nature is said to have throbbed in accord with this mighty effort of the celestial deities. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
7.This lasted of course the merest fraction of a second, and then the usual sense of commonplace, deadly danger, the possibility of a sudden onslaught and massacre, or something of the kind, which I saw impending, was positively welcome and composing. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
8.There are instances of bravery ignored and obstinate, which defend themselves step by step in that fatal onslaught of necessities and turpitudes. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
9.The lion is never afraid, but rather fights with a bold spirit and savage onslaught against a multitude of hunters, always seeking to injure the first that injures him. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
10.For a moment there would come a lull in the storm, but then it would swoop down again with such onslaughts that it seemed impossible to stand against it. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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