from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Gaddafi, Muammar al- See Muammar al- Qaddafi.

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  • n. Libyan leader who seized power in a military coup d'etat in 1969; deposed the Libyan monarchy and imposed socialism and Islamic orthodoxy on the country (born in 1942)


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  • Flicking her hair coquettishly, she addressed him as "brother leader" – choosing as a free woman in a free country to honour the title Gaddafi compels his subject people to use on pain of punishment.

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  • The French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, said French aircraft were already in action by late afternoon to stop what he described as Gaddafi's "murderous madness".

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  • The erratic behavior and preposterous claims of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi -- probably the only contemporary politician whose life was the subject of an opera produced in September 2006 by the English National Opera under the title Gaddafi: A Living Myth -- make it difficult to take him seriously, yet some of the utterances he made during his 42 years in power warrant closer examination.

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  • In interviews with Reuters in Tripoli on Monday, officials of the National Transitional Council NTC made plain that feelings are running high against neighboring Algeria, which one described as Gaddafi's "right-hand man."

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  • Brady68: Amazing to think that facebook and twitter have now changed And Obama is too busy boogying to Motown to use the word "Gaddafi".

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  • This country may have ended state-sponsored terrorism, but it continues to exhibit a miserable human-rights record; its dictatorial leader Moammar Gaddafi is at best a public nuisance and at worse an outright nutcase.

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  • I referred to Gaddafi as a domineering autocrat with a bad record on human rights and terrorism.

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  • Frankie GreenWhitstable, Kent• Considering that Nato planes (and now Apache strike helicopters) are searching out Gaddafi, and have already killed three members of his immediate family, no reasonable psychiatrist would label Gaddafi as paranoid (Gaddafi is paranoid and on the run, MI6 tells Cameron, May 27).

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  • I will say this: i find it fascinating that Gaddafi is willing to be so in your face about identifying as an African, dealing with Europeans in particular. eta: gaddafi's stylist.

    dc = kinda lit up right now.

  • In this case, Colonel Gaddafi is quoted out of context and is not within the scope of the discussion currently taking place.

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