They insist he's a murtazeqa—a mercenary paid by Muammar Gaddafi to attack regime opponents.
Despite the 2009 World Series title, for which you are very much responsible, you were always a mercenary.
Feudal families held much of the power in an untamed empire of mercenary armies warring for control of small sections of land.
A dreamy, blue-eyed rebel is approached by a mercenary wearing a scary mask.
Toward the end of Red Moon, the Tall Man is engaged in a nefarious conversation with a mercenary.
By diplomatic (and mercenary) arts I gained admittance to three, one of which has walls studded with jasper and mother-of-pearl.
He was absolutely incapable of a mercenary thought or purpose.
And when the new contracts come in, the mercenary nightingales again take wing, indifferently, they care not whither.
This was certainly a very low and mercenary view of the subject.
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."