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assassination

The deliberate killing of a person, especially a public figure, either for hire or to advance a religious, ideological, political or military agenda.
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We then ascertained, by counting the cartridges, that the assassin had fired two shots.
We should have liked to put some further questions to Daddy Jacques--Jacques--Louis Moustier--but the inquiry of the examining magistrate, which is being carried on at the chateau, makes it impossible for us to gain admission at the Glandier; and, as to the oak wood, it is guarded by a wide circle of policemen, who are jealously watching all traces that can lead to the pavilion, and that may perhaps lead to the discovery of the assassin.
For the problem is this: we know by what way the assassin gained admission,--he entered by the door and hid himself under the bed, awaiting Mademoiselle Stangerson.
Any delay in arresting the assassin," I observed, "might give him time to perpetrate some fresh atrocity.
You have asked me if I know the name of the assassin.
No, no, Watson, the assassin was alone with the dead man for some time with the lamp lit.
The assassin convinced them that any attempt to arrest him would lead to the publication of some hideous scandal.
What possible connection could she have with an American assassin which would cause her to shelter him?
However, tell this good man to come in; but take care first of all that he is not some spy or one of my assassins.
99) which is a 1x HDMI Stick including wireless internet connectivity and a basic remote, allow the user to view content from both their Assassin Media Server (or any Network Attached Server) and also stream TV shows and Movies from a variety of different sources online.
Armed with stealth, agility and a combination of deadly weapons and equipment - including a sharp and swift jian, a secret shoe blade, lethal rope darts and daggers - you'll revel in delivering payback to those who decimated the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins.
There's room for a 2D Assassin's Creed game for sure, but Chronicles: China's execution would make a real assassin blush.