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henchman

noun aide, ally, assassin, backer, colleague, confidante, enforcer, follower, hatchet man, heavy, hired gun, hit man, right-hand man, supporter, thug, tool
See also: abettor, coactor, coadjutant
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You cannot stop the vigilante, but with eight henchmen and various items at your disposal, at least you can slow him down.
Huriyat said that situation despite tall claims of these Delhi groomed henchmen is mournful and awful, saying since 1989, in Sopor, Kupwara, Handwara, Tengpora, Hawal, Mashali Mohalla, Chati Singhpora, Wandhama Bijbahara, Barakpora thousands of innocent people including infants and women were brutally massacred by ruthless forces and residential areas and shops razed to ground.
What is idiotic with despot henchmen like Aguirre and Acosta is that they always invent names for their organizations that are patently fascist sounding, like Duterte Youth, or Citizens National Guard.
I was clicking photographs in front of his residence when he along with his two of his henchmen dragged me inside the house and started hitting me with iron rods.
These loyalist henchmen, empowered by Erdoy-an personally, are willing to sacrifice the economy, Turkey's foreign relations and social stability in the country in order to pursue a sinister agenda of transforming Turkey into an ideological state.
This was Iman al-Obeidi, the woman who wanted to tell the world she had been tortured and raped by Colonel Gaddafi's henchmen," she added.
While on bail for those offences, Hyde flew to Thailand and established contact with his four henchmen.
I cannot be sure if we needed another runway at Heathrow, but Gordon Brown and his henchmen have now rubber stamped this without the Commons being allowed a vote.
Bin Laden and his murderous henchmen, meanwhile, must be laughing themselves stupid at breathtaking British incompetence.
Dad-of-six Claxton, of Chapeltown, West Yorks, and two henchmen smashed Wayne and Rebecca Chatwood's car window with a baseball bat and dragged her out at gunpoint in October 2005.
SAM'S past catches up with her during a romantic picnic with Jack, as one of her husband's henchmen arrives and tries to kill her
The expected grilling by the press comes a day after the execution of two of Saddam Hussein's closest henchmen, which provoked global unease as it emerged that Saddam's half-brother and intelligence chief Barzan Ibrahim was decapitated during the hanging.