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calumny
used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

2 uses
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Definition
false accusation against a person
  • be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A room in the Castle (72% in)
calumny = false accusation
  • 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.
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — A room in Polonius's house (28% in)

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