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Definition false accusation against a person
  • The committee is characterized by chaos and calumny.
calumny = false accusations
  • We can expect calumny from our critics.
  • calumny = false accusations
  • He denied all such allegations as "lies, calumny, and manipulation."
  • I had given him no ground for that particular calumny.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  Chance
  • Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny. Get thee to a nunnery, go.
    William Shakespeare
  • be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • calumny = false accusation
  • In Proctor's presence a fool felt his foolishness instantly-and a Proctor is always marked for calumny therefore.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • calumny = false accusation
  • back-wounding calumny
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • calumny = a false accusation against a person
  • Who has told such calumnies?
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Tell me who is spreading such calumnies about my good-daughter!
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • I love men genuinely, I've been greatly calumniated!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Max's eyes settled on one thick tome written by an imp named Calumny.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • "Hush, March; do not calumniate a daughter over her mother's grave!
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • I declare, it's positive calumny.'
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • During this phase he was no longer obliged to arrange gentlemen's pleasures, nor to plant little harvests of calumny.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • You would have had to put up with indiscreet questions, calumny, contempt, insult perhaps.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • He looked about imploringly for help in defending his country's future against the obnoxious calumnies of this sly and sinful assailant.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Few or none of the famous men that have lived escaped being calumniated by malice.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • He must make himself proof against calumny.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Given the calumny New York previously had shoveled on Chicago, the postponement was an act of surprising grace.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City

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