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malign -- as in: malign his character
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Hard Times
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  • Mr. Bounderby still walking up and down when Mrs. Pegler had done, Mr. Gradgrind addressed that maligned old lady: ’I am surprised, madam,’ he observed with severity, ’that in your old age you have the face to claim Mr. Bounderby for your son, after your unnatural and inhuman treatment of him.’

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  • I glared at her—the woman had maligned me—and then I noticed for the first time the swell in her belly and realized she was pregnant again.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • But to malign the good name of America’s greatest television judge—that’s below the belt."
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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