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noun as in murderer of prominent or important person


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Throughout the 1970s, its hallways swarmed with traffickers, assassins and celebrities.

From Ozy

The assassins on boda-bodas easily disappear after eliminating their targets.

From Quartz

He’s a capable assassin with such calm composure you’d never realize he’s dying from a disease.

She takes the boy under her wing and the two struggle to survive as assassins close in, setting the surrounding forest ablaze.

From Time

Spymasters give clues that lead their teams through a minefield of words that belong to the opposing teams and the dreaded assassin.

From Time

But the current pontiff, for reasons one might fully understand, declined to meet the would-be papal assassin.

There was no assassin but despite the overwhelming presence of troops and FBI agents, violent incidents still occurred.

He karate-chops a final stray assassin, then they exchange vows.

Early scenes show her in an all-white suit, ambushing an assassin.

Indeed, every Assassin's Creed game—aside from a small segment of one—has had a man as its center.

He received the blow on his arm, grappled with the assassin, and throwing him on the ground despatched him with his own dagger.

Then, after all the inquiries you instituted, you were really unable to point to the actual assassin?

If you are so certain that Enid Orlebar is implicated in the affair, if not the actual assassin, why don't you interrogate her?

The assassin gallops away upon his mare, and seeks by night to cross the Rhone.

Yes, with the eyes of a veritable assassin, for at that moment M. Joyeuse is dreaming a terrible dream.

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On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to assassin, such as: butcher, dropper, eliminator, enforcer, executioner, and gun.

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