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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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The photographer, Jitendra Mohanty, who works for a vernacular daily, said Das and two of his henchmen attacked him with iron rods.
One of Hamilton's henchmen, underworld thug Albert McDonald, 58, was murdered last week.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The overzealous henchmen of Turkey's authoritarian leader, President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an, are determined to use any means necessary, including provoking a war with Syria or staging bloody terrorist acts inside Turkey, to make sure the small oligarchic cadre of Islamists and pro-Iranians continue their grip on power.
The bad guys henchmen tell him to get in the car, but unfortunately no one will be able to drive him out because both henchmen get shot in the chest with an arrow.
The accused was also sentenced to six months' jail for threatening to send his henchmen to kill the student's father when he returned to his home country, and also all his extended family members who lived there.
London, April 3 (ANI): Sky News foreign affairs correspondent Lisa Holland has revealed how she fought Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen to try to protect a raped woman and how her efforts turned in vain.
Summary: Two henchmen who helped shotgun killer Raoul Moat during his murderous rampage have been jailed for life.
But Hyde's whereabouts was exposed after his four henchmen were jailed for supplying cocaine and transferring money to Thailand last year.
Summary: Laayoune - The tribe leaders of Morocco's southern region of Laayoune-Boujdour-Sakia Al Hamra denounced the positions peddled by some Sahrawis who are manipulated by neighboring Algeria and its henchmen.
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 superb vocal cast -- which includes Bill Nighy and Andy Serkis as Toad's henchmen rats and a hilarious turn by Jean Reno voicing the mercenary assassin Le Frog -- elevate the material, too.
But it soon becomes clear that the Russian has another, nefarious scheme as well, and naturally Alex is the only one who can thwart him and his nasty henchmen.