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French translation of 'killing'

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[ˈkɪlɪŋ ]
1.  (murder) assassinat m
a brutal killing un assassinat brutal
She may have carried out the killings. Elle pourrait avoir commis les assassinats.
2.  (practice of murder) assassinat f
to make a killing (informal) (make money) se remplir les pochesréussir un beau coup
(informal) tordant(e)

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Example Sentences Including 'killing'

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If you make a financial killing, what dies?
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Remember that you are buying a home rather than trying to make a killing.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Yes, honour killings are unspeakably horrible but we can only tackle it by speaking up.
The Sun (2009)
A further tranche of allegations that include unlawful killing or mistreatment will be closed within weeks.
The Sun (2016)
Did I make a killing!
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
He has refused to condemn the killing.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Hedge fund managers who expected to make a killing on the takeover have instead found themselves nursing hundreds of millions of pounds of losses.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Her life is in pieces since she survived a murder attempt by her own father in an honour killing.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Politicians from all parties have condemned the killing.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
She recorded a verdict of unlawful killing.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The Wiltshire coroner recorded a verdict of unlawful killing after his death last November.
The Sun (2009)
The coroner recorded verdicts of unlawful killing.
The Sun (2009)
The death and the killing was wrong.
The Sun (2015)
The thought of honour killings entered my mind.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
They also found his iPhone diary detailing his jealous thoughts in the days leading up to the brutal killing.
The Sun (2011)
They were also widely seen as a means to calm public anger over the pilot's brutal killing.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
In the majority of cases a coroner has passed a verdict of unlawful killing.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The killing was condemned by politicians and the media.
Salkie, Raphael The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)

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