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 Meanings and Examples of CALUMNY
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calumny
 n.  false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation; slander
Classic Sentence:
1  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
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII.
2  In this passage we are taught how hateful a thing is calumny in all free States, as, indeed, in every society, and how we must neglect no means which may serve to check it.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII.
3  And there can be no more effectual means for checking calumny than by affording ample facilities for impeachment, which is as useful in a commonwealth as the other is pernicious.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII.
4  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
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 13
5  I will prove that that, at least, is a calumny.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT III
6  Yes, but calumny seized upon all those follies in which I took no part, as you well know, my Lord.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 12 GEORGE VILLIERS, DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM
7  Again, it is before the magistrates, the people, or the courts of justice that men are impeached; but in the streets and market places that they are calumniated.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII.
8  Those punished will have no cause to complain, since it was in their power to have impeached openly where they have secretly calumniated.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII.
9  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
10  For calumnies sting without disabling; and those who are stung being more moved by hatred of their detractors than by fear of the things they say against them, seek revenge.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII.
11  For any one reading the history of our city may perceive, how many calumnies have at all times been aimed against those of its citizens who have taken a leading part in its affairs.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII.
12  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
Get Context   In II
13  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 Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV
14  But had there existed in Florence some procedure whereby citizens might have been impeached, and calumniators punished, numberless disorders which have taken there would have been prevented.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII.
15  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
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—WELL CUT
Example Sentence:
1  He could endure his financial failure, but he could not bear the calumny that his foes heaped upon him.