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  • Tell me who is spreading such calumnies about my good-daughter!†   (source)
  • Stable gossip and kitchen calumnies.†   (source)
  • "The best calumnies are spiced with truth," suggested Qavo, "but the girl's true sin cannot be denied.†   (source)
  • "Some sort of trial may be necessary," said the queen, "to disprove these base calumnies and lies and show the world that our sweet Margaery is the innocent we all know her to be."†   (source)
  • The stories of men who accomplished good in the face of cruel calumnies from the public are not final proof that we should at all times ignore the feelings of the voters on national issues.†   (source)
  • In the third—that involving Daniel Webster of Massachusetts—even death, which came within two years of his great decision, did not halt the calumnies heaped upon him by his enemies, who had sadly embittered his last days.†   (source)
  • Calumny's book had slid from his lap and lay facedown upon the tiles.†   (source)
  • Calumny found children to be more transparent and honest than adults.†   (source)
  • Or is that some calumny your sister put about?†   (source)
  • Max brooded upon Calumny's writings until he dozed off.†   (source)
  • Vile calumny.†   (source)
  • Envy nips not their buds, calumny destroys not their fruits, nor does ingratitude tarnish their colors.†   (source)
  • "Bearing neither malice or ill will towards anyone, not even the most deluded ....I wish the laws of our country were competent to punish the stirrer up of sedition, the writer and printer of base and unfounded calumny," she wrote, and the key word to her was "unfounded."†   (source)
  • The malig-nant air of calumny has taken possession of almost all ranks and societies of people in this place," wrote Christopher Marshall, an apothecary and committed patriot (though a Quaker) who had become one of Adams's circle of Philadelphia friends.†   (source)
  • Calumny was just an imp—no Spirit Perilous or fearsome rakshasa—but he had served many humans throughout the ages and had cataloged his observations.†   (source)
  • He will remember that obloquy is a necessary ingredient in the composition of all true glory: he will remember ....that calumny and abuse are essential parts of triumph...He may live long, he may do much.†   (source)
  • The señora Micaela Villegas, artist, kisses the hands of Tour Excellency and says that, being the victim of the envious and lying friends that Y.E.'s goodness permits about Him, she can no longer fight against the calumnies that Y.E. believes servant has always valued Y.E.'s friendship and has never committed, nor even thought, an offense against it, but she can no longer fight against the calumnies that Y.E. believes so readily.†   (source)
  • 'Refute these calumnies,' said Kate, 'and be more patient, so that you may give them no advantage.†   (source)
  • you are a liar, a calumniator, a villain.†   (source)
  • "Against calumniators," said M. de Treville.†   (source)
  • "Base calumniators!" replied the knight; "I would I had the chastising of them.†   (source)
  • "Calumnies, did you say, sir?" cried Morcerf, turning livid with rage.†   (source)
  • Strangely, however, he did not bow to them, as had been his humble act in the past, when his calumniators had arraigned and flayed him.†   (source)
  • Of such insolences and attempted slights he, of course, took no notice, and in the opinion of most people his frank debonair manner, his charming boyish smile, and the infinite grace of that wonderful youth that seemed never to leave him, were in themselves a sufficient answer to the calumnies, for so they termed them, that were circulated about him.†   (source)
  • They go the length of declaring that this honest creature would do anything for money, that the HISPANIOLA belonged to him, and that he sold it me absurdly high—the most transparent calumnies.†   (source)
  • Alas one is in the grave, torn to pieces by calumnies and bullets; another is now before you, still battling with calumnies and bullets—†   (source)
  • Who has told such calumnies?†   (source)
  • I may here be met by an objection derived from electioneering intrigues, the meannesses of candidates, and the calumnies of their opponents.†   (source)
  • 'To complain of you,' returned brother Charles, 'to poison our ears with calumnies and falsehoods; but he came on a fruitless errand, and went away with some wholesome truths in his ear besides.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • There had at first been exercised against M. Madeleine, in virtue of a sort of law which all those who rise must submit to, blackening and calumnies; then they grew to be nothing more than ill-nature, then merely malicious remarks, then even this entirely disappeared; respect became complete, unanimous, cordial, and towards 1821 the moment arrived when the word "Monsieur le Maire" was pronounced at M. sur M. with almost the same accent as "Monseigneur the Bishop" had been pronounced in D— in 1815.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • This inquisition has led to my having many enemies of the worst and most dangerous kind, and has given occasion also to many calumnies.†   (source)
  • they do not know, and cannot tell; but in order that they may not appear to be at a loss, they repeat the ready-made charges which are used against all philosophers about teaching things up in the clouds and under the earth, and having no gods, and making the worse appear the better cause; for they do not like to confess that their pretence of knowledge has been detected—which is the truth; and as they are numerous and ambitious and energetic, and are drawn up in battle array and have persuasive tongues, they have filled your ears with their loud and inveterate calumnies.†   (source)
  • During this phase he was no longer obliged to arrange gentlemen's pleasures, nor to plant little harvests of calumny.†   (source)
  • Every word of it is a calumny, and I think, gentlemen, that you have been guilty of a mean action.†   (source)
  • He must make himself proof against calumny.†   (source)
  • Yes, but calumny seized upon all those follies in which I took no part, as you well know, my Lord.†   (source)
  • Hush, March; do not calumniate a daughter over her mother's grave!†   (source)
  • I love men genuinely, I've been greatly calumniated!†   (source)
  • You would have had to put up with indiscreet questions, calumny, contempt, insult perhaps.†   (source)
  • What I mean by being proof against calumny is being able to point to the fact as a contradiction.†   (source)
  • "Yours is a very modest and convenient sort of calumny, Major Dobbin," Rebecca said.†   (source)
  • Then, growing calmer, she at length discovered that she had, no doubt, calumniated him.†   (source)
  • As though that godless calumny was not enough—this vile creature attacks me!†   (source)
  • I felt that calumny might come of it later (and it did, in fact, it did).†   (source)
  • But how will you make yourself proof against calumny?†   (source)
  • as monstrous and calumnious as they are deadly?†   (source)
  • He would not retreat before calumny, as if he submitted to it.†   (source)
  • You do more, under the pretext of unmasking yourself, you calumniate yourself.†   (source)
  • Yes; that is to say, he fought for the independence of the Greeks, and hence arises the calumny.†   (source)
  • Yes, if you will not consent to retract that infamous calumny.†   (source)
  • From the evil seed of lust all other deadly sins had sprung forth: pride in himself and contempt of others, covetousness in using money for the purchase of unlawful pleasures, envy of those whose vices he could not reach to and calumnious murmuring against the pious, gluttonous enjoyment of food, the dull glowering anger amid which he brooded upon his longing, the swamp of spiritual and bodily sloth in which his whole being had sunk.†   (source)
  • Perhaps, if I don't look inside, I shall be lacking in delicacy towards Odette, since in this way alone I can rid myself of a suspicion which is, perhaps, a calumny on her, which must, in any case, cause her suffering, and which can never possibly be set at rest, once the letter is posted.†   (source)
  • He too loved Aziz, and knew he was calumniated; but faith did not rule his heart, and he prated of "policy" and "evidence" in a way that saddened the Englishman.†   (source)
  • From the beginning of my career I knew that I should win in the long run by sheer weight of public opinion, in spite of the long campaign of misrepresentation and calumny against me.†   (source)
  • As for Evgenie Pavlovitch," he continued with some excitement, "the whole thing is a calumny, a dirty calumny.†   (source)
  • The miscreants have written a tissue of calumny in their article, and these are the men who seek for truth, and do battle for the right!†   (source)
  • As to the pretty governesses whom Pavlicheff is supposed to have brought from Paris, they only exist in Mr. Keller's imagination; it is another calumny.†   (source)
  • He never squandered the funds of his company nor ill-treated his subordinates, I am absolutely certain of it; I cannot imagine how you could bring yourself to write such a calumny!†   (source)
  • He had only just been protesting against Luzhin's calumny and declaring that he had seen the girl last night for the first time, and suddenly she had walked in.†   (source)
  • All were silent; for none thought it safe, in the presence of the Grand Master, to avow any interest in the calumniated prisoner, lest he should be suspected of leaning towards Judaism.†   (source)
  • I declare, it's positive calumny.'†   (source)
  • An attempt at divorce could lead to nothing but a public scandal, which would be a perfect godsend to his enemies for calumny and attacks on his high position in society.†   (source)
  • What an abominable calumny!†   (source)
  • One who had reproached him for deserting her when calumniated, who had urged claims upon his consideration on that account, who had lived waiting for him, who at the first decent opportunity had come to ask him to rectify, by making her his, the false position into which she had placed herself for his sake; such she had been.†   (source)
  • This is not a Corsican arbor, but an English garden; badly kept, I own, but still you must not calumniate it for that.†   (source)
  • "I will na believe such calumny of the leddies, nor sic' a reproach on my own skill," returned the Quartermaster, growing more and more Scotch as he warmed with his feelings; "it's a conspiracy to rob a meritorious man of his dues."†   (source)
  • *a [Footnote a: They only write in the papers when they choose to address the people in their own name; as, for instance, when they are called upon to repel calumnious imputations, and to correct a misstatement of facts.†   (source)
  • 'Calumny?†   (source)
  • He slandered him in society, injured him, calumniated him, bought up his unpaid debts to get him thrown into prison.†   (source)
  • You see a woman in a great party in a splendid saloon, surrounded by faithful admirers, distributing sparkling glances, dressed to perfection, curled, rouged, smiling and happy—Discovery walks respectfully up to her, in the shape of a huge powdered man with large calves and a tray of ices—with Calumny (which is as fatal as truth) behind him, in the shape of the hulking fellow carrying the wafer-biscuits.†   (source)
  • For all Lady Steyne knows, this calumniated, simple, good-humoured Mrs. Crawley is quite innocent—even more innocent than herself.†   (source)
  • With her sister-in-law, Rebecca was satisfactorily able to prove that it was Mrs. Bute Crawley who brought about the marriage which she afterwards so calumniated; that it was Mrs. Bute's avarice—who hoped to gain all Miss Crawley's fortune and deprive Rawdon of his aunt's favour—which caused and invented all the wicked reports against Rebecca.†   (source)
  • He gazed at the brat with the amiable smile of a good man who is flattered by the calumny, and said in an aside: "Well, what now?†   (source)
  • Mr. Lydgate would understand that if his friends hear a calumny about him their first wish must be to justify him.†   (source)
  • In the eyes of despotic governments, who are always interested in having liberty calumniate itself, the Revolution of July committed the fault of being formidable and of remaining gentle.†   (source)
  • He would take a great deal of pains about apprenticing Tegg the shoemaker's son, and he would watch over Tegg's church-going; he would defend Mrs. Strype the washerwoman against Stubbs's unjust exaction on the score of her drying-ground, and he would himself-scrutinize a calumny against Mrs. Strype.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He complain'd to me that they were grievously calumniated by the zealots of other persuasions, and charg'd with abominable principles and practices, to which they were utter strangers.†   (source)
  • And this is the reason why my three accusers, Meletus and Anytus and Lycon, have set upon me; Meletus, who has a quarrel with me on behalf of the poets; Anytus, on behalf of the craftsmen and politicians; Lycon, on behalf of the rhetoricians: and as I said at the beginning, I cannot expect to get rid of such a mass of calumny all in a moment.†   (source)
  • be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.   (source)
  • back-wounding calumny   (source)
    calumny = a false accusation against a person
  • As the chief histrion,
    Down to the footlights walks in some great scena,
    Dominating the rest I see the Admiral himself,
    (History's type of courage, action, faith,)
    Behold him sail from Palos leading his little fleet,
    His voyage behold, his return, his great fame,
    His misfortunes, calumniators, behold him a prisoner, chain'd,
    Behold his dejection, poverty, death.†   (source)
  • SIR P: Sir, calumnies are answer'd best with silence.†   (source)
  • "Do you believe," said Candide, "that men have always massacred each other as they do to-day, that they have always been liars, cheats, traitors, ingrates, brigands, idiots, thieves, scoundrels, gluttons, drunkards, misers, envious, ambitious, bloody-minded, calumniators, debauchees, fanatics, hypocrites, and fools?"†   (source)
  • So that, O Sancho, amongst all these calumnies against good men, mine may be let pass, since they are no more than thou hast said.†   (source)
  • These calumnies might have probably produced ill consequences, at the least might have occasioned some trouble, to a person of a more doubtful and suspicious character than Mr Allworthy was blessed with; but in his case they had no such effect; and, being heartily despised by him, they served only to afford an innocent amusement to the good gossips of the neighbourhood.†   (source)
  • "There's the tail to be skinned yet," said Sancho; "all so far is cakes and fancy bread; but if your worship wants to know all about the calumnies they bring against you, I will fetch you one this instant who can tell you the whole of them without missing an atom; for last night the son of Bartholomew Carrasco, who has been studying at Salamanca, came home after having been made a bachelor, and when I went to welcome him, he told me that your worship's history is already abroad in books†   (source)
  • Wilt thou ever be a foul-mouth'd and calumnious knave?†   (source)
  • Few or none of the famous men that have lived escaped being calumniated by malice.†   (source)
  • OEDIPUS Thou shalt rue it Twice to repeat so gross a calumny.†   (source)
  • I humbly thank your Highness; And am right glad to catch this good occasion Most throughly to be winnowed, where my chaff And corn shall fly asunder; for, I know, There's none stands under more calumnious tongues Than I myself, poor man.†   (source)
  • which not long after, he
    Affecting all equality with God,
    In imitation of that mount whereon
    Messiah was declared in sight of Heaven,
    The Mountain of the Congregation called;
    For thither he assembled all his train,
    Pretending so commanded to consult
    About the great reception of their King,
    Thither to come, and with calumnious art
    Of counterfeited truth thus held their ears.†   (source)
  • Yet we know by happy experience that the public trust was not betrayed; nor has the purity of our public councils in this particular ever suffered, even from the whispers of calumny.†   (source)
  • You, my lords, Look on her, mark her well; be but about To say, 'she is a goodly lady' and The justice of your hearts will thereto add, "Tis pity she's not honest, honourable': Praise her but for this her without-door form,— Which, on my faith, deserves high speech,—and straight The shrug, the hum or ha,—these petty brands That calumny doth use:—O, I am out, That mercy does; for calumny will sear Virtue itself:—these shrugs, these hum's, and ha's, When you have said 'she's goodly,' come between, Ere you can say 'she's honest': but be it known, From him that has most cause to grieve it should be, She's an adultress!†   (source)
  • Partridge likewise shovelled in his share of calumny, and (what may surprize the reader) not only bespattered the maid, but attempted to sully the lily-white character of Sophia herself.†   (source)
  • Nor that the calumnious reports of that impudent detractor, and shame to our profession, (Alessandro Buttone, I mean,) who gave out, in public, I was condemn'd a sforzato to the galleys, for poisoning the cardinal Bembo's—cook, hath at all attached, much less dejected me.†   (source)
  • The charge of a conspiracy against the liberties of the people, which has been indiscriminately brought against the advocates of the plan, has something in it too wanton and too malignant, not to excite the indignation of every man who feels in his own bosom a refutation of the calumny.†   (source)
  • If he deems That I have harmed or injured him in aught By word or deed in this our present trouble, I care not to prolong the span of life, Thus ill-reputed; for the calumny Hits not a single blot, but blasts my name, If by the general voice I am denounced False to the State and false by you my friends.†   (source)
  • The chariest maid is prodigal enough If she unmask her beauty to the moon: Virtue itself scopes not calumnious strokes: The canker galls the infants of the spring Too oft before their buttons be disclos'd: And in the morn and liquid dew of youth Contagious blastments are most imminent.†   (source)
  • My unsoil'd name, th' austereness of my life, My vouch against you, and my place i' the state, Will so your accusation overweigh That you shall stifle in your own report, And smell of calumny.†   (source)
  • Thus a swarm of foolish novels and monstrous romances will be produced, either to the great impoverishing of booksellers, or to the great loss of time and depravation of morals in the reader; nay, often to the spreading of scandal and calumny, and to the prejudice of the characters of many worthy and honest people.†   (source)
  • "I have no doubt," said the duchess, "that my good Dona Rodriguez is right, and very much so; but she had better bide her time for fighting her own battle and that of the rest of the duennas, so as to crush the calumny of that vile apothecary, and root out the prejudice in the great Sancho Panza's mind."†   (source)
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