The first thing old Backbite said when he heard of it was, 'H'm!
They who were most benefited are often the first to most loudly complain and to backbite.
Besides, the way people gossip and backbite is the very devil!
To backbite is to speak something secretly to one's injury; to calumniate is to invent as well as utter the injurious charge.
I am sorry to be obliged to backbite, but really and truly we dont like Mrs. De Lancey Smythe.
Death, however ignominious, rather than remorse—the backbite of inwit, in the quaint language of our forefathers.
We are all friends; of course we are friends, and we all backbite each other and carry scandal and intrigue.
Backbite (Sir Benjamin), nephew of Crabtree, very conceited, and very censorious.
From these though descended our manners are mended,Though still we can grin and backbite!
He could not backbite, nor envy, nor prevaricate, nor jump at mean motives for generous acts.