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  • as inbump-off
  • as inhomicide
  • as inkilling
  • as inmassacre
  • as inmurder
  • as inpogrom

synonyms for assassination

  • bumping off
  • foul play
  • hit
  • killing
  • murder
  • offing
  • rubout
  • homicide
  • crime
  • foul play
  • manslaughter
  • murder
  • slaying
  • bloodshed
  • butchery
  • carnage
  • death
  • hit
  • offing
  • ride
  • big chill
  • bump-off
  • rubout
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How to use assassination in a sentence

I sat through a ludicrous number of kidnappings, plane crashes and assassination attempts involving various Ewings.
TO DETOX FROM THE NEWS, I BINGE-WATCHED ‘DALLAS.’ IT WAS MORE THAN JUST FUN.SIBBIE O'SULLIVANJANUARY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
They were not hardcore extremists with a well-developed project such as a bombing or an assassination, the kind of threat FBI agents monitor with intercepts and informants and in chatrooms.
DOMESTIC TERRORISM: A MORE URGENT THREAT, BUT WEAKER LAWSBY SEBASTIAN ROTELLAJANUARY 8, 2021PROPUBLICA
Now, exactly two months before his assassination, he delivered a sermon with an uncannily prescient message.
EBENEZER BAPTIST: MLK’S CHURCH MAKES NEW HISTORY WITH WARNOCK VICTORYDENEEN L. BROWNJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
His mother and father were at Ebenezer when they learned of their eldest son’s assassination.
EBENEZER BAPTIST: MLK’S CHURCH MAKES NEW HISTORY WITH WARNOCK VICTORYDENEEN L. BROWNJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Johnson later told the Los Angeles Times that the assassination “was one of the most devastating moments in my life.”
RAFER JOHNSON, WHO WON OLYMPIC DECATHLON IN 1960, DIES AT 86HARRISON SMITHDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Giffords retired from Congress after surviving a 2011 assassination attempt by a gunman.
MARK KELLY SWORN IN AS SENATOR, GIVING ARIZONA TWO DEMOCRATIC SENATORS FOR FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN SIX DECADESFELICIA SONMEZDECEMBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The sophistication of the assassination, which has been attributed variously to a squad of hit men, car bomb and satellite controlled superweapon, was of the type that takes months of planning.
THE DEBATE NOW IS NOT WHETHER ISRAEL KILLED IRAN’S TOP NUCLEAR SCIENTIST, BUT WHYSTEVE HENDRIX, SHIRA RUBINNOVEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The hawkish Kayhan newspaper on Sunday called on Iran to strike Haifa, a port city near Israel’s northern border with Lebanon, and inflict “heavy human casualties,” if its role in the assassination could be proved.
THE DEBATE NOW IS NOT WHETHER ISRAEL KILLED IRAN’S TOP NUCLEAR SCIENTIST, BUT WHYSTEVE HENDRIX, SHIRA RUBINNOVEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The younger Chissano had been dogged for years by Cardoso’s corruption investigations — three months after Cardoso’s death, Chissano filed a massive defamation lawsuit against Metical — but was never arrested in connection with the assassination.
THE DEATH OF A JOURNALIST — AND A FREE PRESS — IN MOZAMBIQUEEROMO EGBEJULENOVEMBER 12, 2020OZY
Two months after Cardoso’s assassination, all members of the police team working on the case were suspended.
THE DEATH OF A JOURNALIST — AND A FREE PRESS — IN MOZAMBIQUEEROMO EGBEJULENOVEMBER 12, 2020OZY
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WORDS RELATED TO ASSASSINATION

  • assassination
  • bumping off
  • foul play
  • hit
  • homicide
  • killing
  • murder
  • offing
  • rubout
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