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

  • Qaddafi, Muammar al- or el- Born 1942. Libyan political leader who seized power in a military coup d'état against the Libyan monarchy (1969) and imposed socialist policies and Islamic orthodoxy on the country.

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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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  • Muammar Qaddafi is excited to nationalize Libyan oil assets.

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  • Rumors in the Arab World say Qaddafi is grooming his daughter to succeed him, disregarding his three sons who spend most of their time on soccer and waste their money on sports teams in Italy.

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  • I was referring to Qaddafi, whose responsibility for airport bombings in Rome and Vienna we had just established.

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  • In Netanya, a resort north of Tel Aviv, where many of the 100,000-odd Israeli Jews of Libyan origin have settled, a square has been called Qaddafi Plaza in anticipation of his arrival.

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  • Perversely, Libya reportedly awarded Chávez with something called the "Qaddafi Human Rights Prize" back in 2004.

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  • Whether you write his surname Qaddafi, Gaddafi, Qadhafi or Kadaffi, the son of Libya's ruler is blunt about the games he and his father are playing with the West.

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  • Mitt Romney reaches out to voters but often lacks the common touch Responding to the reports of the death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday called Qaddafi a "terrible tyrant" and added "it's about time."

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  • U.S. President Ronald Reagan, who called Qaddafi "the mad dog of the Middle East," banned the import of Libyan oil and a number of exports to Libya. -- Top News

  • "It appears that the regime is also seeking a solution," Droutsas said, referring to Qaddafi's government, after Abdul Ati al-Obeidi met with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, Droutsas said in a statement. -- Top News

  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on March 1 in Geneva that the idea of Qaddafi and Robert Mugabe together rendered her "almost speechless." -- Top News


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