assassinated assassinated  /ə ˈsæ sə ˌneɪ təd/


  • (adj) murdered by surprise attack for political reasons


  1. This legendary warrior defied Afghanistan's Soviet invaders, only to be assassinated by al-Qaeda.
  2. But in a country mired in tradition and occupied by the Soviet Union, Meena's beliefs were threatening enough to get her assassinated.
  3. When both Jack and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated, a distraught Lowe moved to Paris and free-lanced throughout Europe.


  1. John Kennedy got pretty much the same treatment from the far right that Obamas getting

    The leaflet above was circulated in the Dallas area a few weeks before John Kennedy was assassinated there 50 years ago. Need I say more?...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Devils Lake Journal

  2. Senior Libyan judge assassinated in country's east

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya's official news agency says unidentified militants assassinated a senior Libyan judge in an eastern city known to be a stronghold of Islamic militants.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Hedge Fund Manager Browder: If I Get Assassinated...

    Bill Browder, chief executive and founder of Hermitage Capital Markets, told CNBC the Russian government is "apoplectic" over sanctions imposed on Russian officials that he has campaigned for, and if he gets assassinated, "everyone would know who did it."
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNBC


  1. "Knowing as she did the threats to her life ...... she risked everything in her attempt to win democracy in Pakistan and she has been assassinated by cowards afraid of democracy," Brown said in a televised statement.
    on Dec 27, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: Reuters UK

  2. "My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don't understand it," Clinton said.
    on May 23, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: ABC News

  3. "As we saw on September the 11th, 2001, dangers that arise on the other side of the world can bring death and destruction to our own streets," Bush said in his weekly radio address. "Since then, extremists have assassinated democratic leaders...
    on Jan 5, 2008 By: President Bush Source: USA Today

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