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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TARGETED

He saw the man he had targeted drop his bow and fall to the ground.

Even the big boats take one of two that are buoyed and targeted.

The perception that he personally might be targeted appeared to get Gadhafi's attention.

Military force would be applied in a purer form and targeted primarily against the military capabilities of an opponent.

Jordan gave no hint of how Buck's shaft might have targeted his intentions, but climbed into the car and started it.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.