LIBEL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of LIBEL
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 n.  defamatory statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character
Classic Sentence:
1  "If you mean libel, I'd say so, and not talk about labels, as if Papa was a pickle bottle," advised Jo, laughing.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER ONE
2  If he were really not in the habit of drinking rather more than was exactly good for him, he might have brought action against his countenance for libel, and have recovered heavy damages.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
3  I really thought it was all over with Mr. Omer, after he had uttered this libellous pleasantry.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 21. LITTLE EM'LY
4  It is not half so libelous as that of the Commercial which appeared four days before, and which has been given in these pages.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In V
Example Sentence:
1  The libel claim followed an article which insinuated that the President was lying.
2  The greater the truth, the greater the libel.
3  The Board has banned the film on the grounds that it contravenes criminal libel laws.
4  Criminal libel is unlikely to occur other than rarely, but is available to define the limits of acceptable behaviour.
5  He claimed that he had been misquoted and he threatened to sue the magazine for libel.
6  The defendants in the libel case maintain that their allegations are true.
7  Her main/primary purpose in suing the newspaper for libel was to clear her name.
8  The paper got clobbered for libel.
9  Are we to be told that the prosecution of this libel is an invasion of the liberty of the press?
10  He was charged with criminal libel for posting articles on a satiric online publication that poked fun at a finance professor.