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Someone killed or hurt. Also: A person who is cheated or tricked.

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  • Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
  • While the term victim seems to focus on what actually happened to the person, the term survivor emphasizes what occurs after the encounter.
  • Here, the victim is a loquacious old man who rambles a bit.
  • Police said that the victim is an acquaintance of the assailant.
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