When you go back to England, you will defend us when we are defamed?
His facetious rejoinder was: "Was ever the Father of his Country so defamed?"
I, who stood for Him in my pride, have defamed Him in my vanity.
I've been defamed often enough, I hope, to be above minding it.
He has robbed the fatherless, he has defamed his friend, he has built his house in iniquity.