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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TARGET

He could follow his target as though a magnetic power attracted his rifle.

Then, hardly looking at his target, he snapped his rifle back to his shoulder and fired.

And their target is fairly protected and at least partially hidden.

Huh, that ain't sayin' much, when like as not the target was a barn!

He fired at the target, and made a bull's-eye, much to his surprise and delight.

This time the Majestic was taken as the target for a torpedo and she went down.

He knows that at a given moment his target will be at a given point.

I made no more ado, but took all their seven points in my target, thus.

It seemed to me that it was Hephzy's time to play the target.

But the knowledge of his deadliness kept him from being made a target.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "shield," diminutive of late Old English targe, from Old French targe "light shield," from Frankish *targa "shield" (cf. Old High German zarga "edging, border," German zarge, Old English targe, Old Norse targa "shield"), from Proto-Germanic *targo "border, edge." Meaning "object to be aimed at in shooting" first recorded 1757, originally in archery. Target audience is by 1951, early reference is to Cold War psychological warfare.

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