[ US /ˈɔnˌsɫɔt/ ]
[ UK /ˈɒnslɔːt/ ]
  1. a sudden and severe onset of trouble
  2. the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
    a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake
    a barrage of questions
  3. (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    the attack began at dawn
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How To Use onslaught In A Sentence

  • Martin did well to recover from the onslaught to go a break up in the third set.
  • There's nothing you can do to change the little ones' minds about the gewgaws and gimcracks they expect to find beneath the tree - or to stop your in-laws' annual onslaught, for that matter.
  • It is unlikely that his forces could withstand an allied onslaught for very long.
  • He doesn't have the build for the Jackie Chan stunts he uses to repel the onslaught of his friends in crime-fighting, and he doesn't bear himself with heroic presence.
  • My task is to winnow through what remains after the onslaught and pick up unconsidered trifles they might have missed. THE FIVE MILLION DOLLAR PRINCE
  • In fact, the proliferation of viruses and the onslaught of spam have left companies and consumers staggering.
  • The succession of blows—the Agency’s decision not to provide us with any security, followed by the horrifying SSCI report and its Additional Views section, then my colleague’s inability or unwillingness to retestify before the SSCI, and the continuing media onslaught—were overwhelming. Fair Game
  • The sound was turned back on just in time for another Hatton onslaught. Times, Sunday Times
  • In the face of such an onslaught, the Germans, military as well as civilians, were, by and large, defenceless.
  • Harold had kept his bodyguards - the housecarls - with him but they could not stop the onslaught and Harold and his men were slaughtered by the Normans.
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