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Word: aspersion

Definition: slanderous remark; Ex. cast aspersions on


Sentences Containing 'aspersion'

Peggotty seemed to take this aspersion very much to heart, I thought.
Elsewhere in this volume the slanderous aspersion has been disproved, that the vocation of whaling is throughout a slatternly, untidy business.

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