She could not withstand such a sudden onslaught.


the relentless onslaught of modernism

fierce, vicious

England faced a fierce onslaught from South Africa for much of the game.

His approach was met with a vicious onslaught.


She unleashed a verbal onslaught on her critics.


to face the verbal onslaught of an angry teenager

resist, survive, withstand
launch, unleash

The leadership launched an onslaught against Trotsky and his supporters.

onslaught against, onslaught on

a renewed onslaught against the proposed bill

onslaught from

the latest onslaught from the Russian team

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