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libel
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
a false and malicious publication about a person
  • I say, the most ungentlemanly trick a man can be guilty of is to come among the members of his profession with innovations which are a libel on their time-honored procedure.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (17% in)
  • Those who are hostile to me are glad to believe any libel uttered by a loose tongue against me.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (97% in)

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