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Word: detraction

Definition: slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor


Sentences Containing 'detraction'

If he opposes them, on the contrary, and still more, if he has authority enough to be able to thwart them, neither the most acknowledged probity, nor the highest rank, nor the greatest public services, can protect him from the most infamous abuse and detraction, from personal insults, nor sometimes from real danger, arising from the insolent outrage of furious and disappointed monopolists.
Morton likwise (to shew his poetrie) composed sundry rimes verses, some tending to lasciviousnes, and others to the detraction scandall of some persons, which he affixed to this idle or idoll May-polle.

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