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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • This is not a Corsican arbor, but an English garden; badly kept, I own, but still you must not calumniate it for that.
  • The calumniator is not yet punished, and he may hope that he will not be; but, on my honor, if he thinks so, he deceives himself.
  • Yes; that is to say, he fought for the independence of the Greeks, and hence arises the calumny.
  • "Calumnies, did you say, sir?" cried Morcerf, turning livid with rage.
  • Yes, if you will not consent to retract that infamous calumny.
  • He concluded by calling for an investigation, which might dispose of the calumnious report before it had time to spread, and restore M. de Morcerf to the position he had long held in public opinion.
  • You do not know that every day of those fourteen years I renewed the vow of vengeance which I had made the first day; and yet I was not aware that you had married Fernand, my calumniator, and that my father had died of hunger!
  • While we wait, time will be progressing, events will succeed each other; things which in the evening look dark and obscure, appear but too clearly in the light of morning, and sometimes the utterance of one word, or the lapse of a single day, will reveal the most cruel calumnies.

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  • The committee is characterized by chaos and calumny.
  • We can expect calumny from our critics.

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