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Surely it must be one of the Terrorist fleet, for there were no others in existence.

For all answer the Terrorist levelled his pistol at his head and fired.

It was there agreed in principle to confirm the decision of the Terrorist Narodovoltsi.

Terrorist acts could bring nothing but a bloody suppression.

A vigorous counter-attack was carried out by the Terrorist Victor Hugues with ability and ferocity.

He died from the bullet of a Terrorist who happened to be of unadulterated Russian extraction.

Adelbert glanced up quickly, but the Terrorist had seen his error, and masked it with a grin.

The Terrorist had a vague fear that the Citizen-Deputy would speak to the mob.

Again the officer bowed, wondering how on earth the Terrorist could have come by such accurate information.

"On the authority given me by the power to enforce an answer, sir," returned the Terrorist quietly.

WORD ORIGIN

in the modern sense, 1944, especially in reference to Jewish tactics against the British in Palestine -- earlier it was used of extremist revolutionaries in Russia (1866); and Jacobins during the French Revolution (1795) -- from French terroriste; see terror + -ist (also cf. terrorism). The tendency of one party's terrorist to be another's guerilla or freedom fighter was noted in reference to the British action in Cyprus (1956) and the war in Rhodesia (1973). The word terrorist has been applied, at least retroactively, to the Maquis resistance in occupied France in World War II (e.g. in the "Spectator," Oct. 20, 1979).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TERRORIST

anarchist

nounperson who opposes the idea of government and laws
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