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  • assassination

noun as in bump-off

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  • bumping off

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noun as in homicide

  • manslaughter

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noun as in killing

  • extermination
  • capital punishment

noun as in massacre

  • annihilation
  • internecion

noun as in murder

  • destruction
  • dispatching
  • liquidation
  • one-way ticket
  • the business

noun as in pogrom

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I sat through a ludicrous number of kidnappings, plane crashes and assassination attempts involving various Ewings.

They were not hardcore extremists with a well-developed project such as a bombing or an assassination, the kind of threat FBI agents monitor with intercepts and informants and in chatrooms.

His mother and father were at Ebenezer when they learned of their eldest son’s assassination.

Now, exactly two months before his assassination, he delivered a sermon with an uncannily prescient message.

Johnson later told the Los Angeles Times that the assassination “was one of the most devastating moments in my life.”

Assassination was something that occurred in other countries, other centuries.

Case Closed: Oswald and the Assassination of JFK author Gerald Posner reports.

There was only one book about which he never wrote back– the 1993 Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK.

Assassination and incendiarism were the common instruments of this diabolical association of fanaticism and bigotry.

Assassination, as recommended by the modern Hamilcar, is by no manner of means to our taste.

Assassination, however, rather than duel, seems to have been the word applicable to the combat.

Assassination, however, finally convinced him: his head was exhibited over the Gate of the Shambles at Granada for thirty years.

Seeing this, and conscious of his maladministration of the government, Assassination of Apollonides.

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Synonyms for assassination

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an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation

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character assassination, assassination, blackwash noun

an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation

Synonyms: character assassination , black lotion , assassination , blackwash

assassination noun

murder of a public figure by surprise attack

Synonyms: character assassination , blackwash

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He told me his memories of the assassination of President William McKinley, he was 14 when that happened.

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Moise's assassination is the final nail in the coffin for them, this is a generation of change, anyone who had a nonprofit, a business, an idea for initiatives that support sustainability in the country, will now think twice on whether Haiti is worth it.

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We feel part of our responsibility is to educate the rest of the world about what's going on because it's now into character assassination of candidates.

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Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

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This assassination reinforces fears that there is a systematic policy of targeting members of the opposition, journalists, human rights defenders and ordinary citizens perceived to be opposing the government.

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  • The assassination could do serious damage to the fragile peace agreement that was signed last month .
  • The assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand started off the first World War.
  • President Kennedy's assassination had far-reaching repercussions .
  • The assassination was reported in all the newspapers .
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