assault (n.)
attack, temptation, snare
Ham II.i.35.1[Polonius to Reynaldo, of Laertes' faults] they may seem ... / Of general assault [i.e. faults which affect everyone]
MA II.iii.117[Don Pedro to all, of Beatrice] I would have thought her spirit had been invincible against all assaults of affection
MM III.i.186[disguised Duke to Isabella] The assault that Angelo hath made to you
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