His phone rang, when he got out of the shower “Berkut is about to attack Maidan,” his friends told him.
Was this deliberate strategy, to attack children who were even more defenseless than the average child?
The attack killed two U.S. Marines and destroyed millions of dollars worth of military equipment.
He said that the attack was meant to punish the navy for having refused to release the imprisoned al Qaeda operatives.
Hamas spokesmen stand by the hospital gates and denounce the attack on Al Shejaiya as a massacre and vow to fight on.
And yet on the third day after the attack the town had fallen!
The strong man must at all times be alert to the attack of insidious disease.
Kars, attack on, 332;march of the wounded prisoners from, 333.
These attack you—but run—at least the tiger, not the elephant, when you go out after him.
Besides, what of the traitor who induced the tribesmen to attack us?
c.1600, from French attaquer (16c.), from Florentine Italian attaccare (battaglia) "join (battle)," thus the word is a doublet of attach, which was used 15c.-17c. also in the sense now reserved to attack. Related: Attacked; attacking.
1660s, from attack (v.). Cf. Middle English attach "a seizure or attack" (of fever), late 14c.
attack at·tack (ə-tāk')
An episode or onset of a disease, often sudden in nature.