CALUMNY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of calumny
Definition:
n. false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation; slander
Example:
He could endure his financial failure, but he could not bear the calumny that his foes heaped upon him.
Sentence in Classic:
An attempt at divorce could lead to nothing but a public scandal, which would be a perfect godsend to his enemies for calumny and attacks on his high position in society.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But as the right to accuse is beneficial in a republic, so calumny, on the other hand, is useless and hurtful, as in the following Chapter I shall proceed to show.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
The more he became friendly with a man, the sooner would he insult him, and be ready to spread calumnies as to his reputation.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
And so telling was the effect of these charges, that Menenius, after haranguing the people and complaining to them of the calumnies circulated against him, laid down his dictatorship, and submitted himself to whatever judgment might be passed upon him.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
All were silent; for none thought it safe, in the presence of the Grand Master, to avow any interest in the calumniated prisoner, lest he should be suspected of leaning towards Judaism.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
In the eyes of despotic governments, who are always interested in having liberty calumniate itself, the Revolution of July committed the fault of being formidable and of remaining gentle.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
The fact that a black scoundrel is allowed to live and utter such loathsome and repulsive calumnies is a volume of evidence as to the wonderful patience of Southern whites.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett Context
This is not a Corsican arbor, but an English garden; badly kept, I own, but still you must not calumniate it for that.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context