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Word: aspersion

Definition: slanderous remark; Ex. cast aspersions on


Sentences Containing 'aspersion'

Criticism of burial rites is a common aspersion in competing religions and cultures, and one is the association of cremation with fire sacrifice or human sacrifice.
Elsewhere in this volume the slanderous aspersion has been disproved, that the vocation of whaling is throughout a slatternly, untidy business.
Peggotty seemed to take this aspersion very much to heart, I thought.

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