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Word: calumny

Definition: malicious misrepresentation; slander


Sentences Containing 'calumny'

But from his own tone in speaking of the Christians it is clear he knew them only from calumny; and we hear of no measures taken even to secure that they should have a fair hearing.
How requisite such kind of treatment was to philosophy, in her early youth, will easily be conceived, if we reflect, that, even at present, when she may be supposed more hardy and robust, she bears with much difficulty the inclemency of the seasons, and those harsh winds of calumny and persecution, which blow upon her.
``Yes, if you will not consent to retract that infamous calumny.''
``Yes; that is to say, he fought for the independence of the Greeks, and hence arises the calumny.''

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