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aspersion
used in David Copperfield

3 uses
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Definition a verbal attack on a person's character or good name
  • Peggotty seemed to take this aspersion very much to heart, I thought.
    Chapters 1-3 (45% in)
  • I have exposed one whom I hold in my heart, to trials and aspersions — I call them aspersions, even to have been conceived in anybody's inmost mind — of which she never, but for me, could have been the object.'
    Chapters 40-42 (81% in)
  • I have exposed one whom I hold in my heart, to trials and aspersions — I call them aspersions, even to have been conceived in anybody's inmost mind — of which she never, but for me, could have been the object.'
    Chapters 40-42 (81% in)

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