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How to use calumny in a sentence

He knows his hope for another presidential appointment could be hampered, because, as Choharis told the court, Jefferson “cannot escape the calumny” of false accusations.
HE WAS FORCED TO RESIGN AFTER A GOVERNMENT REPORT CRITICIZED HIM. EIGHT YEARS LATER, THE GOVERNMENT TOOK IT BACK.JOE DAVIDSONSEPTEMBER 24, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It has been said that the Duke betrayed the Bourbons and was privy to the Emperor's return, but this is a calumny.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Calumny, instead of gratitude, was unsparingly heaped upon herself and her husband.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
The similitude is a calumny on the descendants of Ishmael; the fiercest Bedouin are refined and mild compared with the Apaches.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
Neither envy nor calumny had the least influence over me, or I felt it only from persons who had not the power to injure me.
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
Then he flung his glove at the king's feet, saying: "Let him who believes that calumny come forward!"
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
Calumny, with its hundred tongues, exaggerated the turbulence of the people, and invented wild tales of violence.
THE LOYALISTS OF AMERICA AND THEIR TIMES, VOL. 1 OF 2EGERTON RYERSON
This remnant, in spite of calumny and persecution, are the only ones who do not tamely submit to the orders of the first comer.
MY RELIGIONLEO TOLSTOY
Two other women accompanied Calumny, and arranged her hair and her ornaments, and one was Perfidy and the other Fraud.
FLORENCE AND NORTHERN TUSCANY WITH GENOAEDWARD HUTTON
Oh, but how the ragged tooth of calumny gnawed his very heart!
HEARTMARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CALUMNY

  • aspersion
  • calumniation
  • calumny
  • character assassination
  • defamation
  • defaming
  • deprecation
  • derogation
  • detraction
  • disparagement
  • libel
  • put-down
  • ridicule
  • scorn
  • slander
  • traducement
  • traducing
  • vilification
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