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Word: defame

Definition: harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory


Sentences Containing 'defame'

said Uriah, in the same low voice, and breaking out into a clammy heat, which he wiped from his forehead, with his long lean hand, 'to buy over my clerk, who is the very scum of society,--as you yourself were, Copperfield, you know it, before anyone had charity on you,--to defame me with his lies?

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