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to attack with harsh, often insulting language

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He can with conviction assail the Puritan divines who in their polemical tracts simplified ordinary parishioners and presented straw men--worldlings and ungodly characters unmoved by the Pauline message.
He mercilessly assails the current administration and the media's seeming reticence to criticize it; his imitation of President Bush's feckless cackle is absolutely corrosive.
As Rumrich challenges the fiction of a Protestant common reader, he assails those critics who use the dubious notion of a mainstream Protestantism to recast Milton as "the voice of the emergent bourgeoisie" (35).
Perhaps equaling "chilling" are scenes in which a chimpanzee assails a smaller primate in a breathless pursuit high in the trees, and a group of chimps form an organized mob to ruthlessly persecute one of their own kind who has run afoul of the social structure.
MORE 'FAHRENHEIT' FOR MOORE: Michael Moore is set for a follow-up to ``Fahrenheit 9/11,'' his hit documentary that assails President Bush over the handling of the Sept.
In future episodes, David assails tasteless office gags (only after he has become the victim of one), becomes frighteningly petty during an office social function and fatuously injects his galloping ignorance into a management consultant's day of motivational speaking.
For someone who assails the Internet whenever she can, Dr.
I read with feelings of sadness, as well as outrage, the column by Joe Gelman regarding civil rights attorney Stephen Yagman in Viewpoint March 9 (``Bashing the blue; lawyer Yagman assails wrong `barbarians' '').