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slander
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
  • You might as well slander Fred: it comes pretty near to it when you refuse to say you didn't set a slander going.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (8% in)
  • You might as well slander Fred: it comes pretty near to it when you refuse to say you didn't set a slander going.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (8% in)
  • Mr. Bulstrode felt a shuddering nausea, and did not speak, but was considering diligently whether he should not leave Raffles to do as he would, and simply defy him as a slanderer.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (97% in)
  • "You have been led to this, I apprehend, by some slanders concerning me uttered by that unhappy creature," said Bulstrode, anxious now to know the utmost.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (61% in)
  • You would not wish to injure me by being too ready to believe a slander," said Bulstrode, casting about for pleas that might be adapted to his hearer's mind.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (61% in)
  • She could not say, "How much is only slander and false suspicion?" and he did not say, "I am innocent."
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (20% in)
  • If he could bring her to feel with some solemnity that here was a slander which must be met and not run away from, and that the whole trouble had come out of his desperate want of money, it would be a moment for urging powerfully on her that they should be one in the resolve to do with as little money as possible, so that they might weather the bad time and keep themselves independent.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (26% in)
  • Nothing galls me more than the notion of turning round and running away before this slander, leaving it unchecked behind me.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (33% in)

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