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Noun
The beginning of something, especially something unpleasant
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“He has produced a set of seven steps to keep your mind nimble, steps which may even postpone the onset of dementia, but which at least will probably give your mind a lift.”
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The act or action of setting upon with force or violence
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“The walls withstood the onset of the first battalion.”
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A prolonged armed struggle
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(somewhat rare) A sudden outburst of emotion
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A forceful rush or flow forward
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Offense
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An overwhelming abundance of people or things
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