to kill suddenly or secretively, especially a politically prominent person; murder premeditatedly and treacherously.
to destroy or harm treacherously and viciously:
to assassinate a person’s character.
Case Closed: Oswald and the assassination of JFK author Gerald Posner reports.
Teddy’s JFK Theory Gerald Posner August 25, 2009
assassination was something that occurred in other countries, other centuries.
The JFK Assassination: The Long Weekend That Never Ended Malcolm Jones October 31, 2013
There was only one book about which he never wrote back– the 1993 Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the assassination of JFK.
Ted Kennedy Was No Victim Gerald Posner August 25, 2009
So many such letters accumulated that he grimly packeted them together and labeled the mass: “assassination Papers.”
The Lincoln Story Book Henry L. Williams
assassination didn’t work but combat did, and the results were the same.
The Ethical Engineer Henry Maxwell Dempsey
assassination of prominent personages would follow in due course.
A Drake by George! John Trevena
assassination, with some one else doing the work, was much the better way.
Mystery Ranch Arthur Chapman
assassination, blinding, or banishment were the price of defeat.
Venice and its Story Thomas Okey
assassination, in our modern eyes, is the last and lowest infamy of a coward.
Our Southern Highlanders Horace Kephart
assassination was now again resorted to that Napoleon might be overthrown; but every attempt, as heretofore, proved futile.
Military Career of Napoleon the Great Montgomery B. Gibbs
to murder (a person, esp a public or political figure), usually by a surprise attack
to ruin or harm (a person’s reputation, etc) by slander
c.1600, noun of action from assassinate (v.).
1610s, from past participle stem of Medieval Latin assassinare (see assassin). Of reputations, characters, etc., from 1620s. Related: Assassinated; assassinating.
to kill suddenly or secretively, especially a politically prominent person; murder premeditatedly and treacherously. to destroy or harm treacherously and viciously: to assassinate a person’s character. Historical Examples Gin you met this ganglin’ assassinator, wha’d be for maister? The Best Short Stories of 1917 Various I think that the firing that was done could have […]
- Assateague island
a narrow island in SE Maryland and E Virginia on Chincoteague Bay: annual wild pony roundup. 33 miles (53 km) long.
a sudden, violent attack; onslaught: an assault on tradition. Law. an unlawful physical attack upon another; an attempt or offer to do violence to another, with or without battery, as by holding a stone or club in a threatening manner. Military. the stage of close combat in an attack. 1 . to make an assault […]
- Assault and battery
an assault with an actual touching or other violence upon another. noun (criminal law) a threat of attack to another person followed by actual attack, which need amount only to touching with hostile intent
- Assault boat
a portable boat used for landing troops on beaches and for crossing rivers. Historical Examples The commander would lose nothing by picking up the assault boat, and he would save a few men. Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet Harold Leland Goodwin It was close enough to the assault boat to haul it in […]