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We are all friends; of course we are friends, and we all backbite each other and carry scandal and intrigue.
THE LADY OF LYNNWALTER BESANT
Death, however ignominious, rather than remorse—the backbite of inwit, in the quaint language of our forefathers.
He could not backbite, nor envy, nor prevaricate, nor jump at mean motives for generous acts.
I am sorry to be obliged to backbite, but really and truly we dont like Mrs. De Lancey Smythe.
To backbite is to speak something secretly to one's injury; to calumniate is to invent as well as utter the injurious charge.
ENGLISH SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMSJAMES CHAMPLIN FERNALD
Besides, the way people gossip and backbite is the very devil!
THREE COMEDIESBJRNSTJERNE M. BJRNSON
From these though descended our manners are mended,Though still we can grin and backbite!
The first thing old Backbite said when he heard of it was, 'H'm!
MARION'S FAITH.CHARLES KING
A parcel of old women who delight in having some one to run down and backbite.
THE CLAVERINGSANTHONY TROLLOPE
Backbite (Sir Benjamin), nephew of Crabtree, very conceited, and very censorious.

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