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Synonyms for assassination

Synonyms for assassination

an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation

murder of a public figure by surprise attack

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As Wallace makes clear, Ali risked much more than his claim to be the greatest when he refused to go to Vietnam and he's the only leading character in this 1960s drama to emerge alive, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy all assasinated during the course of the legal battle.
The Life and Times of Harvey Milk,'' the 1984 documentary about the assasinated gay supervisor from San Francisco, will lead off UCLA's Festival of Preservation tonight.
Then the press find out about the illegal bank and the money-laundering scheme and High John's and Dolores's names are tarnished; finally one night during a boxing match High John is assasinated by an unknown gunman and vitriol is thrown in Dolores's face.
Shortly after he was assasinated on a podium in New York City on 13 Oct 1992, Kamau Brathwaite deciphered and read a document recently come into his possession purporting to be a hitherto unknown letter of Columbus, the authenticity of which will probably never be agreed on among the scholars of the Admiral.
The response from the military was so vehement, in fact, that Hackworth feared he might be assasinated.
These PLO communists, clustered around the luminary Abu Jihad (Khalil al-Wazir, later to be assasinated by the Israelis), trained in and maintained political and cultural ties with what was then North Vietnam.
Meanwhile Nobel prizewinning author Doris Lessing said she fears Mr Obama will be assasinated if he becomes the first black US President.
12A When Senator Bobby Kennedy was assasinated in 1968, the world lost a man who many thought could have changed the direction of global politics.
EVERYONE over a certain age will remember where they were when Tony Mowbray was born - November 22,1963 was the day that President John F Kennedy was assasinated.
The film portrays Kurtz as a brilliant but corrupted Green Beret leader, who the US army orders to be assasinated after he sets himself up as a god among a tribe.
He was due to stand trial for war crimes but was assasinated outside a Belgrade hotel in 2000.
The assasinated minister was buried in Ameer Shaheed Gardens where former Afghan king Amanullah Khan and some of his family members were also buried.
Later in the war it was his comrades from the Czech army, which had its headquarters on The Parade, in Leamington, who assasinated the notorious Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich.