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aspersion
used in Middlemarch

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a verbal attack on a person's character or good name
  • Bulstrode, it is not desirable, I think, to prolong the present discussion," said Mr. Thesiger, turning to the pallid trembling man; "I must so far concur with what has fallen from Mr. Hawley in expression of a general feeling, as to think it due to your Christian profession that you should clear yourself, if possible, from unhappy aspersions.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (98% in)

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