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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

(Usually) unsuccessful try to commit a (political) crime.

Usage examples (26)
  • Then, after the 20th July attentat, Popitz was arrested and Langbehn hauled out and sentenced.
  • J'ai pris pour défenseur Doulcet : un tel attentat ne permet nulle défense, c'est pour la forme.
  • The appointment was made by Hitler, whose manner less than twenty-four hours after the attentat was one of "astonishing calm."
  • Following the attentat Goebbels had been ap - pointed "Plenipotentiary for Total War," with exceptional powers over the home front and, in particular, the redistribu -... for more
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