assailment


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Any assailment of the military thus comes disdainfully and indignantly to millions upon millions of our people for whom this state arm is the sole livelihood provider.
One shudders to even think of how this no-holds-barred assailment would have affected the military\'s morale at this point in time when it should be at its best to take on the hostile forces viciously out to destabilise our homeland.
The main reason why our mainstream is under such a grave assailment of extremism is arguably the raw deal that education has got from the state throughout.
His western detractors, though, kept him under constant assailment for what they claimed splurging the country's huge oil revenues on diabolical global pursuits.