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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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Seventeen were executed at Rome alone, following the assassination of the Italian King.
Perhaps the most world-amazing achievement of his was the assassination of the King and Queen of Portugal.
Do you consider that assassination shows greatness of soul?
Assassination runs riot in the great Barsoomian cities; yet to murder a woman is a crime so unthinkable that even the most hardened of the paid assassins would shrink from you in horror should you suggest such a thing to him.
The first theory, of assassination, was quickly abandoned when it was subjected to the light of reason, for it was evident that an assassin could have dispatched the little Prince at the same time that he killed the Lady Maud and her lover, had such been his desire.
It was really a deliberate attempt at assassination, wasn't it?
The active policy remains-- say, assassination by the knife of a hired bravo?
Machiavelli was the accredited agent of the Florentine Republic to Cesare Borgia (1478-1507) during the transactions which led up to the assassinations of the Orsini and Vitelli at Sinigalia, and along with his letters to his chiefs in Florence he has left an account, written ten years before "The Prince," of the proceedings of the duke in his "Descritione del modo tenuto dal duca Valentino nello ammazzare Vitellozzo Vitelli," etc.
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi Parliament Speaker Usama Nujaifi warned today of "wreckage that no one will be saved", following the assassination of a Sunni activist clergyman Sheikh Qassim al-Mish-hadani Ghazalia area in Baghdad.
NNA - Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah vehemently deplored the assassination of Sheikh Sd Eddine Ghaya on Tuesday morning in the city of Tripoli, regarding such a painful incident as "targeting the line of the resistance.
UNITED NATIONS, July 26 (KUNA) -- The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned the assassination of Mohamed Brahmi, an opposition politician and member of Tunisia's National Constituent Assembly.
Damascus, (SANA)- Information Ministry condemned the assassination Mohamed Brahmi, opposition member of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly, as "a heinous crime" that also targeted not only the martyr, his family and the Tunisian people, but also the national progressive movement in the Arab world.
TUNIS (TAP) - The assassination of General Co-ordinator of the Popular movement and member of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Mohamed Brahmi continues to arouse reactions of the political parties' leaders who strongly denounce this political assassination, the second after Chokri Belaid's.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Ahmet Euzal, the son of Turkey's eighth president, Turgut Euzal, has said the prime minister phoned his mother and said a failed assassination attempt against the late president should be investigated.
This call came after the assassination of a prominent security chief.