They insist he's a murtazeqa—a mercenary paid by Muammar Gaddafi to attack regime opponents.
Feudal families held much of the power in an untamed empire of mercenary armies warring for control of small sections of land.
Despite the 2009 World Series title, for which you are very much responsible, you were always a mercenary.
A dreamy, blue-eyed rebel is approached by a mercenary wearing a scary mask.
The scene ends with a Street Fighter-like battle between Captain America and a mercenary.
By diplomatic (and mercenary) arts I gained admittance to three, one of which has walls studded with jasper and mother-of-pearl.
But the most objectionable thing in the mass is its mercenary character.
And when the new contracts come in, the mercenary nightingales again take wing, indifferently, they care not whither.
They resolved to collect bodies of mercenary troops, both infantry and horse.
Islam had reached China in very early times, brought in by Arab traders and bands of Arab mercenary soldiers.
late 14c., "one who works only for hire," from Old French mercenaire "mercenary, hireling" (13c.) and directly from Latin mercenarius "one who does anything for pay," literally "hired, paid," from merces (genitive mercedis) "pay, reward, wages," from merx (see market (n.)).
1530s, from mercenary (n.), or in part from Latin mercenarius "hired, paid, serving for pay."