Examples of assassin in a Sentence
John Wilkes Booth was the assassin of Abraham Lincoln.
shot down by an unknown assassin
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Then a Russian politician is murdered, Eve starts poking around, and her freelance detective work yields a major clue to the assassin’s identity.
By April 4, 1968, King had been slain by an assassin’s bullet.
Hundreds gathered at the National Civil Rights Museum to honor King's legacy underneath the balcony outside what was room 306 at the Lorraine Motel, where King was struck down by an assassin's bullet.
An emotional crowd gathered around the motel balcony here where Dr. King was slain by an assassin’s bullet, observing a moment of silence at 6:01 p.m., the time he was shot.
As King lay unconscious on the balcony, his peers are pointing at the assassin, who was getting away.
The assassin James Earl Ray shot King, who was standing on the balcony, from a flophouse bathroom across the street.
The snowy, small-town setting of rural New Hampshire offers a moody geographical and cultural backdrop to a tale of two aimless assassins.
But the Novichok compounds would be a formidable weapon for an assassin.
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Origin and Etymology of assassin
First Known Use: circa 1520See Words from the same year
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: a person who kills someone (such as a famous or important person) usually for political reasons or for money : a person who assassinates someone
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