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uh sa suh nayt

  • v  murder; especially of socially prominent persons
    Anwar Sadat was assassinated because many people did not like his peace politics with Israel
  • v  destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation
    He assassinated his enemy's character

  • The President has strong feelings about Saddam Hussein (you might too if the man had tried to assassinate your father, which Saddam attempted to do when former President George .
  • Bobby knew that a dark alliancethe CIA, the Mafia and militant Cuban exileshad formed to assassinate Castro and force a regime change in Havana.
  • As Colby told President Ford in 1975, "We have run operations to assassinate foreign leaders.
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  • Free speech, fairness and the burden of proof
    U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land invoked Emerson's familiar observation about trying to assassinate a king in his dismissal of former employees' claims against Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr.
    June 18, 2013 - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

  • Pat Robertson in Feminist Majority Foundation
    On Monday, Robertson told his audience, "You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if [Chavez] thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting...
  • Kevin Rudd in 940 News
    Someone out there tried to assassinate the political leadership of our friend, partner and neighbour,Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd told a news conference in the capital, Canberra. "They have asked for some help, and we are about to...
  • John Negroponte in Forbes
    Musharraf "has been indispensable in the global war on terror, so indispensable that extremists and radicals have tried to assassinate him multiple times," Negroponte said. "The bottom line is, there's no question that we Americans have a...

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