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If you do, he will have to swear to his words; and we are perfectly sure that no one will be found to impugn him.

But as you are about to stake your life on the issue, I cannot impugn your sincerity.

Neeld admitted that he had no reason to impugn the Major's character.

I will not impugn the 174intelligence of this jury by a review of the evidence in so plain a case.

Not being able to impugn her beauty, they attacked her costume.

Your loyalty is very touching, dear child, and I would be the last to impugn it.

"I am not attempting to impugn the qualifications of the witness," I snapped.

I impugn neither his morality nor his motives—only his rationality.

I do not wish to impugn his motives, mistaken as I suppose them.

For you—for any of us—to impugn the honesty of a man whose shadow we're not fit to walk in——!

WORD ORIGIN

"attack by argument," late 14c., from Old French impugner, from Latin impugnare "to assault, to attack," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + pugnare "to fight" (see pugnacious). Related: Impugned; impugning.

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