Even now, as millions sympathize with his ordeal, we barely know the names of the men who assaulted him, or why they did it.
Americans by contrast are assaulted at every turn by ludicrous portions and fatty, sugary processed concoctions.
Chloe was assaulted several years ago, when she was 18, by her then boyfriend during one of his booze- and Adderall-fueled binges.
In one of his last TV appearances, Coleman appeared on Inside Edition to respond to charges that he assaulted his wife.
Those victims, who ranged in age from 17 to 43, were assaulted in their homes and cars.
She even smiled when the others laughed at the ridiculous stories with which the children had assaulted her imagination.
Fancy it being known I had been assaulted by a—you see what I mean.
She was beginning to inform me of all their distresses, when our ears were assaulted by an alarm-bell!
He went to the factory, demanded his children, and assaulted the caretaker.
Whether it was he also who assaulted the poor woman we are not informed.
late 14c., earlier asaut (c.1200), from Old French asaut, assaut "an attack, an assault, attacking forces" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *adsaltus "attack, assault," from ad "to" (see ad-) + Latin saltus "a leap," from salire "to leap, spring" (see assail). In law by 1580s; historically, assault includes menacing words or actions; battery is an actual blow.
early 15c., from Middle French asauter, assauter, from Vulgar Latin *assaltare (see assault (n.)). Related: Assaulted; assaulting.