Examples of onset in a Sentence
the walls withstood the onset of the first battalion
the claim that if you take enough vitamin C at the onset of a cold, you'll often recover faster
Recent Examples of onset from the Web
Spinraza was approved for individuals with infantile-onset spinal muscular atrophy by Japan in June 2017.
The onset of the darkness provides a somewhat eerie feeling, and then the shadow sweeps over.
Although the onset of winter slowed the outbreak, scientists fear a resurgence next year.
Symptoms of the disease include memory loss, difficulty controlling impulsive or erratic behavior, impaired judgment, behavioral disturbances including aggression and depression, difficulty with balance, and a gradual onset of dementia.
The community will have no set age limit, as early onset dementia can affect people at a young age.
Ullyot, who served as Facebook’s first general counsel until 2013, notes that the recent regulatory onset by the Europeans and other governments is hardly new.
Managing high blood pressure is the only strategy thought to have the potential to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
Along with Eric Garland, Claude Taylor, Andrew Laufer, and a few other sorry victims of early onset absurdity, Mensch provides hope and titillation to the illiterate and the credulous, more than 250,000 of whom have elected to follow her on Twitter.
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First Known Use of onset
Synonymsaggression, assault, attempt, blitz, blitzkrieg, charge, coup de main, descent, offense (or offence), offensive, attack, onslaught, raid, rush, strike
Antonymsclose, conclusion, end, ending, omega
Related Wordsambuscade, ambush; counteraggression, counterassault, counterattack, counteroffensive, counterstrike; sally, sortie; envelopment, flanking; breakthrough, foray, incursion, invasion; pillage, ravage, sack; air raid, bombardment, bombing; siege, storm; barrage, cannonade, fusillade, hail, salvo, volley; whammy
Near Antonymsdefense, defensive, guard, shield; opposition, resistance; protection, security, shelter
ONSET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of onset for English Language Learners
: the beginning of something
ONSET Defined for Kids
medical Definition of onset
- the onset of scarlet fever
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