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aspersion
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Definition a verbal attack on a person's character or good name
  • I resent the aspersion cast on my integrity.
  • I do not mean to cast aspersions on the intent of our colleagues from the other party, but they are misinformed regarding the cost of this program.
  • The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character.
    George Santayana
  • He did not like that text; it seemed to cast an aspersion on himself.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Of Human Bondage
  • cast aspersions on his integrity
  • "It's not at all from friendship," declared Nicholas, flaring up and turning away as if from a shameful aspersion.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • They vindicated him against the base aspersion.
    Austen, Jane  --  Emma
  • Peggotty seemed to take this aspersion very much to heart, I thought.
    Dickens, Charles  --  David Copperfield
  • He said sharply that it was not very likely, as if defending the absent victim of the accident from an unkind aspersion.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  Chance
  • in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion
  • 5 Have these Papers vindicated the Constitution from the aspersions thrown on it?
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • If you feel impelled to cast chronographical aspersions...
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Carrie felt this to contain, in some way, an aspersion upon her ability.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Elsewhere in this volume the slanderous aspersion has been disproved, that the vocation of whaling is throughout a slatternly, untidy business.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • It is simply another fact that casts aspersions on their alleged origins as landino slaves.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • They cast aspersions upon the probity of those who authorized incarnation.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • They vindicated him against the base aspersion.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • I rose to the defense of my country while casting aspersions on Moody's.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Because he is casting aspersions on you ....
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • He did not like that text; it seemed to cast an aspersion on himself.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage

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