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slander
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
  • My mother was so calm, so unrattled by either criticism or slander, that she was quite comfortable with her sister Martha's use of the word "fling"—in truth, I heard Mother use the word fondly.
    p. 16.9
  • But Owen Meany could not be persuaded to protect himself; he told Dan Needham that the nature of Mrs. Lish's incitement constituted "A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY"; not even to save himself from Randy White's wrath would Owen Meany repeat what a slanderous rumor he had heard.
    p. 385.5

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