ASSASSINATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ASSASSINATION
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assassination
 n.  act of assassinating; killing by treacherous violence; murder of public figure by surprise attack
Classic Sentence: (60 in 5 pages)
1  Everything points to the conclusion, sire," said the minister of police, "that death was not the result of suicide, as we first believed, but of assassination.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Corsican Ogre.
2  Well, I shall write to the abbe; I shall hold him responsible for his protege's misconduct, and I shall soon know all about this assassination.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 43. The House at Auteuil.
3  I uttered a cry of joy; the only moments of sadness I had known since the assassination of the procureur were caused by the recollection that I had abandoned this child.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
4  For the assassination itself I had never felt any remorse.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
5  My voluntary confession of the assassination at Auteuil proved to him that I had not committed that of which I stood accused.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 45. The Rain of Blood.
6  The victory was completed by the assassination of the vanquished.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—THE CATASTROPHE
7  Its name is simply theft, prostitution, murder, assassination.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE LOWEST DEPTHS
8  I say assassination and theft, Monsieur le Baron, and I repeat that I am speaking of actual facts.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IV—A BOTTLE OF INK WHICH ONLY SUCCEEDED IN WHITEN...
9  I pardon you," said he, "for the poisoning of my brother, and the assassination of his Grace, Lord Buckingham.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 66 EXECUTION
10  Probably those damp walls would soon have eased me of her charge: but to each villain his own vice; and mine is not a tendency to indirect assassination, even of what I most hate.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
11  Great public assassinations, political and religious butcheries, traverse this underground passage of civilization, and thrust their corpses there.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—ANCIENT HISTORY OF THE SEWER
12  assassinations of the Orsini and Vitelli at Sinigalia, and.
The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII — CONCERNING NEW PRINCIPALITIES WHICH ARE ACQ...
13  The coachman humbly represented to "monsieur l'Inspecteur," that the Utrecht velvet of his carriage was all spotted with the blood of the assassinated man, and with mire from the assassin.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XI—CONCUSSION IN THE ABSOLUTE
14  While talking, the man contrived to tear and pull off behind, without the assassin perceiving it, a bit of the assassinated man's coat.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IV—A BOTTLE OF INK WHICH ONLY SUCCEEDED IN WHITEN...
15  There were also less agreeable visits--for two or three times reports were spread that the cardinal had nearly been assassinated.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 43 THE SIGN OF THE RED DOVECOT
Example Sentence:
1  A full-scale character assassination of the dead woman got underway in the tabloid press.
2  She would like an investigation into the assassination of her husband.
3  Labor Party leaders have denounced the talk as an attempt by the right to escape indirect blame for the assassination.
4  The defence lawyer attempted a character assassination of the witness.
5  The assassination is a terrible, terrible, unspeakable loss for his family and friends.
6  The FBI has seized a two-page, handwritten letter of condolence sent by Jacqueline Kennedy to the widow of Robert F. Kennedy shortly after he was assassinated in 1968.
7  "Watson! Behind you!" Holmes tried to exclaim, seeing the assassin hurl himself on his friend.
8  In his open car, the President was a sitting target for assassins.