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Definition attack as false or wrong
  • She impugns the statistics even though they are validated at
impugns = attacks as false or wrong
  • 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
  • impugn = attack as false or wrong
  • The documents are clear and we are not here to impugn them.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • impugn = attack (them) as false or wrong
  • 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
  • impugn = attack as false or wrong
  • 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
  • impugn = attack as wrong
  • ...she accepted without directly impugning my sanity the truth as I gave it to her,
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • impugning = attacking as insufficient
  • 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
  • impugning = attacking as insufficient
  • 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!
  • impugned = attacked as false or wrong
  • 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
  • It skills not greatly who impugns our doom.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 2
  • 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
  • But now both my bravery and my loyalty have been impugned.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • 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 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
  • Even Ned Stark could scarcely object to that, not without impugning the honor of the king.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • 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
  • Not being able to impugn her beauty, they attacked her costume.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • You understand the point was not to impugn you.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • People tend to get defensive when the integrity of their national sport is impugned.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics

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