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  • She called Taylor at seven to say that one of her Sob Sisters was about to be sued for having defamed her subject's character ("The creep beat his wife to death with a metal bar, for god's sake") and that she was having to meet with a lawyer.†   (source)
  • And do you know what this all means—that the gossipmongers once again have an opportunity to defame my son with these ridiculous rumors about his parentage.†   (source)
  • If nothing else, we can always get him nailed for defamation of character.†   (source)
  • The court had just ruled that Blomkvist had libelled and defamed the financier Hans-Erik Wennerström.†   (source)
  • While sloppy and easily avoidable, his errors were usually minor and harmless and had never risen to the level of outright defamation.†   (source)
  • "That's defamatory and prejudicial!" roared Bellagrog, smacking Ms.†   (source)
  • There were individuals from the Anti-Defamation League and United Jewish Appeal—a couple of my father's favorite organizations—as well as someone from Sotheby's.†   (source)
  • Pretty clear case of defamation, don't you think?†   (source)
  • I never hired scribblers to defame my rivals.†   (source)
  • And furthermore, you ball-less scrotum, when he learns that she's trying to further defame the brave boys who wanted only a little relaxation while fighting a thankless war—" In Vienna, Virginia, Alexander Conklin replaced the phone.†   (source)
  • They used my talent-for the defamation of itself.†   (source)
  • "You defame me, sir," I said.†   (source)
  • This myth, this rumour, this legend resounded, its fragrants rose up, here and there; in the towns, the Brahmans spoke of it and in the forest, the Samanas; again and again, the name of Gotama, the Buddha reached the ears of the young men, with good and with bad talk, with praise and with defamation.†   (source)
  • When she was grown she would tilt up her chin, dim as a marble head, defamed with a spit-curl, Virgie's head would be proudly carried past the banner on the wall, past every word of "It's Cool at the Bijou, Enjoy Typhoons of Alaskan Breezes," which was tacked up under the fan.†   (source)
  • Threatened, investigated and defamed by his fellow Radical Republicans, the nervous Fowler so faltered in his reply on May 16 that it was at first mistaken for the word "guilty."†   (source)
  • It is forbidden to defame or slander another person.   (source)
    defame = to hurt someone's reputation through false statements
  • Public Safety Commissioner L. B. Sullivan and Governor Patterson claimed defamation.†   (source)
  • The Church needed to defame Mary Magdalene in order to cover up her dangerous secret—her role as the Holy Grail.†   (source)
  • Southern state court judges and all-white juries were all too willing to rule in favor of "defamed" local officials, and state authorities had won millions of dollars in judgments this way.†   (source)
  • In a landmark ruling, New York Times v. Sullivan changed the standard for defamation and libel by requiring plaintiffs to prove malice—that is, evidence of actual knowledge on the part of the publisher that a statement is false.†   (source)
  • It was a common tactic used by Southern politicians during civil rights protests: Sue national media outlets for defamation if they provide sympathetic coverage of activists or if they characterize Southern politicians and law enforcement officers unfavorably.†   (source)
  • It will be useless to defame me-I know the nature of the accusations and I will state them to you myself.†   (source)
  • You do realize there are laws that prohibit defaming a company without "I'm not trying to defame Raison Pharmaceutical!†   (source)
  • Such assertions were defamatory.†   (source)
  • In the summer that followed, writing in the Recorder, Callender revealed that Jefferson, while Vice President, had secretly subsidized and encouraged him as he broke the Hamilton-Reynolds scandal and did all he could to defame John Adams.†   (source)
  • You do realize there are laws that prohibit defaming a company without "I'm not trying to defame Raison Pharmaceutical!†   (source)
  • Throughout men's history, money was always seized by looters of one brand or another, whose names changed, but whose method remained the same: to seize wealth by force and to keep the producers bound, demeaned, defamed, deprived of honor.†   (source)
  • And these are the stories of the pressures experienced by eight United States Senators and the grace with which they endured them—the risks to their careers, the unpopularity of their courses, the defamation of their characters, and sometimes, but sadly only sometimes, the vindication of their reputations and their principles.†   (source)
  • And later is Worse, When men will not hate you Enough to defame or to execrate you, But pondering the qualities that you lacked Will only try to find the historical fact.†   (source)
  • Madame defames me, and her guests defame me.†   (source)
  • Madame defames me, and her guests defame me.†   (source)
  • Why the doctor here heard you cussing out and defaming one of the finest types of Republican congressmen, just this noon!†   (source)
  • That the world, and men for whom His Son die, will not be given over to monsters, whose very existence would defame Him.†   (source)
  • Herr Michael Lodygowski then promptly slapped Herr Janusz Teofil Lenart for the objectionable injury he had done to Herr and Frau von Zutawski, whereupon, "without a moment lost, Herr Stanislaw von Zutawski repeatedly delivered a series of slaps to the face of Herr Janusz Teofil Lenart for the latter's slanderous defamation of both his wife, Jadwiga, and Fraulein Krylow.†   (source)
  • 'Being reviled we bless; being persecuted we suffer it; being defamed we entreat; we are made as the filth of the world, and as the offscouring of all things unto this day.'†   (source)
  • Rebecca, the daughter of Isaac of York, is, by many frequent and suspicious circumstances, defamed of sorcery practised on the person of a noble knight of our holy Order, and hath challenged the combat in proof of her innocence.†   (source)
  • —the sheik spoke with the feeling of a man repelling a personal defamation—"they will tell you, I say, that our horses of the best blood are derived from the Nesaean pastures of Persia.†   (source)
  • 'You are a precious set of people, ain't you?' said Uriah, in the same low voice, and breaking out into a clammy heat, which he wiped from his forehead, with his long lean hand, 'to buy over my clerk, who is the very scum of society, — as you yourself were, Copperfield, you know it, before anyone had charity on you, — to defame me with his lies?†   (source)
  • He did not take in the paper containing the defamatory article, and had passed the morning in writing letters and in trying a horse.†   (source)
  • Yet you bleat on, ' defaming the Lord Marshal Agamemnon because our Danaan veterans award him plentiful gifts of war.†   (source)
  • How Sir Suppinabiles told Sir Tristram how he was defamed in the court of King Arthur, and of Sir Lamorak.†   (source)
  • So Sir Tristram made great moan and was ashamed that noble knights should defame him for the sake of his lady.†   (source)
  • Ah, gentle knight, said the king, have mercy upon my queen, courteous knight, for I am now in certain she is untruly defamed.†   (source)
  • My guilt thy growing virtues did defame; My blackness blotted thy unblemish'd name.†   (source)
  • This said unanimous, and other rites
    Observing none, but adoration pure
    Which God likes best, into their inmost bower
    Handed they went; and, eased the putting off
    These troublesome disguises which we wear,
    Straight side by side were laid; nor turned, I ween,
    Adam from his fair spouse, nor Eve the rites
    Mysterious of connubial love refused:
    Whatever hypocrites austerely talk
    Of purity, and place, and innocence,
    Defaming as impure what God declares
    Pure, and commands to some, leaves free to all.†   (source)
  • It is a sin, and eke a great folly
    To apeiren* any man, or him defame, *injure
    And eke to bringe wives in evil name.†   (source)
  • "I can well believe," replied Don Quixote, "that if Sacripante or Roland had been poets they would have given the damsel a trimming; for it is naturally the way with poets who have been scorned and rejected by their ladies, whether fictitious or not, in short by those whom they select as the ladies of their thoughts, to avenge themselves in satires and libels—a vengeance, to be sure, unworthy of generous hearts; but up to the present I have not heard of any defamatory verse against the Lady Angelica, who turned the world upside down."†   (source)
  • and hence, With that pretext he's gone, to accuse his father, Defame my patron, defeat you— VOLT: Where is her husband?†   (source)
  • Such may likewise be suspected of deserving this character, who, without assigning any particular faults, condemn the whole in general defamatory terms; such as vile, dull, d—d stuff, &c.†   (source)
  • How Sir Suppinabiles told Sir Tristram how he was defamed in the court of King Arthur, and of Sir Lamorak.†   (source)
  • Ah, gentle knight, said the king, have mercy upon my queen, courteous knight, for I am now in certain she is untruly defamed.†   (source)
  • So Sir Tristram made great moan and was ashamed that noble knights should defame him for the sake of his lady.†   (source)
  • He was likewise well apprized of the loquacity of this lady; and yet such was his gratitude, that it had almost got the better both of discretion and shame, and made him publish that which would have defamed his own character, rather than omit any circumstances which might do the fullest honour to his benefactor.†   (source)
  • And in this garden found he churles tway,
    That satte by a fire great and red;
    And to these churles two he gan to pray
    To slay him, and to girdon* off his head, *strike
    That to his body, when that he were dead,
    Were no despite done for his defame.†   (source)
  • * *a sort of frenzy*
    "Madame," quoth he, "by God, I shall not lie,
    But I in other wise may be awreke,* *revenged
    I shall defame him *ov'r all there* I speak; *wherever
    This false blasphemour, that charged me
    To parte that will not departed be,
    To every man alike, with mischance."†   (source)
  • For, when I dare not otherwise debate,
    Then will I sting him with my tongue smart* *sharply
    In preaching, so that he shall not astart* *escape
    To be defamed falsely, if that he
    Hath trespass'd* to my brethren or to me.†   (source)
  • Whilom* there was dwelling in my country *once on a time
    An archdeacon, a man of high degree,
    That boldely did execution,
    In punishing of fornication,
    Of witchecraft, and eke of bawdery,
    Of defamation, and adultery,
    Of churche-reeves,* and of testaments, *churchwardens
    Of contracts, and of lack of sacraments,
    And eke of many another manner* crime, *sort of
    Which needeth not rehearsen at this time,
    Of usury, and simony also;
    But, certes, lechours did he greatest woe;
    They shoulde singen, if that they were hent;* *caught
    And smal†   (source)
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