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  • She impugns the statistics even though they are validated at factcheck.com.
  • Not being able to impugn her beauty, they attacked her costume.
    Hugo, Victor  --  Notre-Dame de Paris
  • the Venetian law cannot impugn you as you do proceed
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • violation of another’s turf (a man is found with somebody else’s wife); refusal to observe the laws of hospitality (a man reaches into his friend’s pot of mustards and snatches out the meat); or verbal insults impugning their virility, honesty, humanity, and mental health.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon

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  • This is an enjoyable thing to do and to discuss, but it will never impugn the basic respect we give one another; it will never distort our humanity.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • ...she accepted without directly impugning my sanity the truth as I gave it to her,
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • And do not let any one impugn this statement with the trite proverb that "He who builds on the people, builds on the mud," for...
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • I defy anyone to blame me, an orphan of twenty, a young woman without resources, who should desire not only to justify her situation but to vindicate the honor of a family the good name of whose women has never been impugned, by accepting the honorable proffer of marriage from the man whose food she was forced to subsist on.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • The documents are clear and we are not here to impugn them.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • You understand the point was not to impugn you.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed

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  • Do you impugn my bravery, Madame?
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • I did not mean to impugn Brom’s judgment, only I am impatient beyond reason; we have so little time, and each new thing you must learn reduces that which you can master during your tenure here.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Not being able to impugn her beauty, they attacked her costume.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • It is a hardy question, fair sir and Boss, since it doth go far to impugn the wisdom of even our holy Mother Church herself.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • I’m sure Mr. McLean was not impugning your honor, Mr. Alexander.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Since then, he hath become an active and earnest agitator, a murmurer, and a machinator, and a leader amongst those who impugn our authority; not considering that the rule is given to the Master even by the symbol of the staff and the rod—the staff to support the infirmities of the weak—the rod to correct the faults of delinquents.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • For a man whose trade was to keep people alive, he had certainly done poorly in his own family; and a bright doctor who within three years loses his wife and his little boy should perhaps be prepared to see either his skill or his affection impugned.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • People tend to get defensive when the integrity of their national sport is impugned.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Even Ned Stark could scarcely object to that, not without impugning the honor of the king.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • I wasn’t impugning your abilities.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Herr Naphta would rather impugn art than admit it could make a human being of even the worst reprobate.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • It has since materially altered in both countries, but not so much as to impugn the truth of the author’s observation.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • She would see to it that Ser Osmund was the one to discover his brother with the little queen; that way the loyalty of the other two Kettleblacks need not be impugned.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • The industry has repeatedly denied that problems exist, impugned the motives of its critics, fought vehemently against federal oversight, sought to avoid any responsibility for outbreaks of food poisoning, and worked hard to shift the costs of food safety efforts onto the general public.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Longstreet’s longtime friendship with Grant figured prominently in his embrace of pro-Union Reconstruction efforts, much to the chagrin of diehard rebels, who soon began an active series of revisionist attacks on the great southern general, attempting somewhat successfully to impugn his reputation as a leader and paint him as a coward.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • But now both my bravery and my loyalty have been impugned.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Sometimes I believe it is precisely his intent to provoke me into impugning myself.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The court does not dispute this status nor impugn their actions.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • You dare impugn my honor after how I’ve kept our bargain?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • I impugn nothing, only tell you what I expect.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Basically, it just certifies that Y.T. is not a terrorist, Communist (whatever that is), homosexual, national-symbol desecrator, pornography merchant, welfare parasite, racially insensitive, carrier of any infectious disease, or advocate of any ideology tending to impugn traditional family values.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • For Naphta, in response to what had admittedly been something of a challenge, immediately went on the attack, impugning the Latin poet whom Settembrini, as they all knew, idolized, indeed ranked above Homer; whereas on more than one occasion Naphta had shown a caustic disregard of Virgil and of the Latin poets in general—and promptly and maliciously used this opportunity to do so again.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Prof went on, "I must first answer the gentleman member from North America on a matter of personal privilege since he has impugned my fellow countrymen.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • It is a hardy question, fair sir and Boss, since it doth go far to impugn the wisdom of even our holy Mother Church herself.
    Twain, Mark  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • When he revives he will return to his quarters with a fine tale of his bravery and there will be none to impugn his boasts—none but I-Gos.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  The Chessmen of Mars
  • It skills not greatly who impugns our doom.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 2
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