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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.

Your cousin has defamed and slandered you: without relenting and without ceasing.

He who ventured to be thus eclectic would be defamed as Paine was.

But our father or our mother, the one or the other, will be defamed, and our name dishonoured.

She only defamed my principles, but you are corrupting them.

The Curé of Oirschot hated her, and, why no one knew, he defamed her throughout the town.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French defamer (13c., Modern French diffamer), from Medieval Latin defamare, from Latin diffamare "to spread abroad by ill report, make a scandal of," from dis- suggestive of ruination + fama "a report, rumor" (see fame (n.)). Related: Defamed; defaming.

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