act of hostility

See: assault
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And, what is more, gloried in doing it--not, observe, as an act of hostility to my relatives, but simply as a duty that lay on her conscience.
He will say, in that case, to the king that I am determined on war, and that this measure is my first act of hostility against France.
In a sense, of course, that is equivalent to an act of hostility from all these countries towards England.
In this dilemma the three consulted on the means of escaping the frightful consequences which might immediately follow a single act of hostility on the part of the borderers; the old man taking care that their communication should, in the eyes of those who noted the expression of their countenances with jealous watchfulness, bear the appearance of explanations as to the reason why such a party of travellers was met so far in the deserts.
Without one overt act of hostility, one upbraiding word, he contrived to impress me momently with the conviction that I was put beyond the pale of his favour.
He construed the latter into an act of hostility, and, placing his hands in the pockets again, he walked up to Mr.
Al-Malki stressed that the State of Palestine views this as a blatant act of hostility against the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people and international law.
North Korea fired back Monday calling the sanctions "the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility," via their state media wing, the Korean Central News Agency.
This is a new act of hostility and provocation against the international community which overtly violates international obligations arising from United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013), 2094 (2013), 2270 (2016), 2321 (2016) and 2345 (2017), which address the North Korean missile and nuclear programmes.
They described her award nomination, furthermore, as "an act of hostility toward our people and government.
Shukri Ghanem, in office as Prime Minister between 2003 and 2005, argues in his notes that the infections were an act of hostility by the Tripoli leadership against Benghazi, a traditional strongholi of anti-Gaddafi sentiment at the time, AFP says citing French investigative website Mediapart.
The report said that the storming of the syndicate and its aftermath, including leaders of the Press Syndicate standing trial, is an obvious act of hostility from the regime towards journalists.