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No breath of scandal touched her fair name, or impugned her devotion to Henry.

He had impugned their skill in the hunt, and they were ravenous for him.

There was irritation in his voice, as though Mike had impugned the memory of a friend.

“And impugned by three gentlemen,” said Bruce, who felt how thoroughly he was in disgrace.

But I can correct it now, and shall do it; for now my motives cannot be impugned.

But here again M. Rollinat's veracity is impugned on all sides.

Yet at the time his motives were impugned, and not without much reason.

Yet, where he felt that his honour was impugned, none could be more sensitive or more resolute.

That is, when the honor of the ladies of his family is impugned.

The old man was most indignant that his honor should be impugned in such manner.

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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