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calumny
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
false accusation against a person
  • He must make himself proof against calumny.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (59% in)
  • He would take a great deal of pains about apprenticing Tegg the shoemaker's son, and he would watch over Tegg's church-going; he would defend Mrs. Strype the washerwoman against Stubbs's unjust exaction on the score of her drying-ground, and he would himself-scrutinize a calumny against Mrs. Strype.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (32% in)
  • But how will you make yourself proof against calumny?
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (59% in)
  • What I mean by being proof against calumny is being able to point to the fact as a contradiction.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (59% in)
  • Lydgate would understand that if his friends hear a calumny about him their first wish must be to justify him.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (1% in)
  • He would not retreat before calumny, as if he submitted to it.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (8% in)

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