A breath of almost spring-like weather assailed him.
A whiff of something dead assailed her nostrils, causing her stomach to turn.
Here began a series of heavy spiritual trials which assailed him for many months.
They were not assailed by a great religious movement, but destroyed piecemeal by the revolt of tribes and districts.
Undeterred by the offence which these works gave to his ecclesiastical superiors, he published in 1858 the Einleitung in die Philosophie and Grundriss der Metaphysik, in which he assailed the doctrine of Thomas Aquinas, that philosophy was the handmaid of theology.